I'm so excited to start playing Book Bingo in class! We will be playing for blackout this year. To complete bingo, you must read 40 books! If you lose your Bingo card you can print a new one here:
- Read books online!
- Listen Along Story Books
- Time For Kids
- National Geographic
- RIF Kids!--Reading Planet
- Character Trading Cards
- Flashlight Readers: Find interactive maps to your favorite books!
- Storyline Online! Have the stars read you stories!
Writing and Poetry websites:
- Poetry for Young People
- Poetry Machine
- Story Starter
- Create your own MYTH!
- Writing Fun
- Letter Generator
- Character Makers and Story Starters!
- SPELLING CITY
- Visu Words is a dictionary that draws lines and uses colors to show you word connections: www.visuwords.com
- Word Girl is a show that teaches you all about words, here you will find Word Girl games to beef up your vocabulary: http://www.scholastic.com/wordgirl/games.htm
- Spelling City is a great website that will help you study for our weekly spelling words. The username is: mskconnor and the password is: b4cheetahs You can find the website here: www.spellingcity.com
- 50 Words Every Third Grader Should Know: http://quizlet.com/204097/50-words-3rd-graders-should-know-flash-cards/
- Free Rice is a great website to practice your vocabulary...who knows, you may even end up learning cool new words! http://www.freerice.com/index.php
- Greek Root Words is a really fun website where you can practice your root words! http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/game.htm
Literature Notebook Rubric
Here is our rubric for our Literature Notebooks. Click the picture to download the rubric.
Here you will find a list, and a short description, of all the books we read as a read aloud in class. A read aloud is a book that I read to the class. The student's job during this time is to listen. We will question, discuss, and simply enjoy every read aloud!
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is our first read aloud. I encourage all families to read it at home as a family as well. It has a strong anti-bullying message and wil lead to wonderful, important conversations. Here is a link to School Library Journal's review of Wonder.
Blood on the River is the history of Jamestown and was our second read aloud. It aligned with our social studies curriculum for fifth grade.
What Jamie Saw was our third read aloud. It tugged at our hearstrings as it reminded us that we don't always know eachother's stories. It provides topics for some great conversations in class and with families.
Sophia's War by Avi is our fourth read aloud. It is our first read aloud with a strong female heroine rather than a male hero. We are loving that it has adventure, a girl who breaks gender roles for her time period, and our history.
Sasquatch is the fifth grade read aloud at Camp Cispus.
A Horse's Tale is the story that the fourth graders will be hearing while the fifth graders are at Camp. It gives short histories of Washington State as it follows a toy horse through different decades.