Sunday, March 24, 2013

So sorry that it's been so long!  Things got very busy both in school and out of it, and this seems to be the thing that had to give for a while.  However, I am going to try to get back to it now that spring has sprung (at least according to the calendar).

We are in the middle of our two weeks of state reading and writing tests!  The fourth graders have been working so hard!  We have been learning strategies to help us since the first day of school and we have been doing some specific practice more recently.  

One of tricks we have been using is to make up chants and motions to help us remember the strategies we learn.  Our chant for answering multiple choice questions has 3 parts. 

  1. Read the questions carefully.  Underline the important words.
  2. Read the passage carefully.  Underline the parts that remind you of the questions.
  3. Choose the best answer.  Go back to the text to check your work!
We made a video to help us remember the motions that go along with each step.

Thee tips have been helping us know what to pay attention to while we read so that we can answer the questions to the best of our abilities!

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