Anyway, I was thinking about real teaching stuff today. We were driving back from the beach. I can feel summer ending and back to school time is quickly approaching. I think I do a good job during the year of weaving in making connections while reading. Here are posters I put up for students to refer to during the year during book club or reader's response:
You can download these posters here.
Well, part of having a blog is about sharing. The other part is about being reflective. So here's the reflection part. I feel like I need to do a better job at the beginning of the year teaching connections. I made good use of my car time by surfing Pinterest for some inspiration. Here's what I found.
Some great anchor charts:
Some great ideas for those "I have an Uncle named Owen!" moments:
Some great books for teaching connections:
Okay, seriously Chicks and Salsa? I've never heard of it, but I'll take a book anyway with a chicken wearing a sombrero.
And a foldable idea:
This is why (okay, one of the eight million reasons why) I love summer. I have time for stuff to sit in my brain, think about it, and make plans for the new school year.
What are your best ideas for teaching connections?