Boy, I cannot believe winter break is halfway over already. To help all our teacher friends prepare for back to school, the Lesson Delicatessen is holding a January Jumpstart bloghop from January 1st - 4th. Each member is going to discuss a product that teachers may find helpful in the next few weeks, plus have a freebie to download. In addition, many of our teacher sellers are holding a raffle on the blogs and offering $1 products during the bloghop. If that isn't enough to tempt you, we are also holding a giveaway for a $50 Target giftcard! Woo hoo! Hopefully there is something for everyone during this bloghop - tell your friends.
1. Paired Passages Writing Center: Citing Text Evidence Bundle
I am so excited about my latest resource. I was completely inspired at a recent grade level meeting. Florida, like many states, is moving to a new state writing test. Our FSA writing exam will give students in grades 4-6 1-4 paired texts/sources (pictures, poems, text, and in the future videos). Students need to answer a writing prompt using evidence across these sources. Each piece of evidence needs 1-3 analysis statements.
I have to tell you, I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry. I mean, I can't get some of my fifth grades to even write more than two sentences!
My county expanded the TEA writing strategy to TEACH. (I adapted the TEACH strategy a little to fit my style.) What I quickly realized is that I was already teaching the students with this writing style - I just wasn't giving them an acronym to help them remember it.
This bundle includes everything a teacher needs to get started. It included two sets of leveled paired passages so that teachers in grades 4-6 could use them. (One set is an opinion prompt, the other is explanatory.) The bundle includes students pages, posters, writing prompts, rubrics, reading comprehension texts, bookmarks, and pieces to make a writing center to use once students understand the strategy. Both color and black and white versions are included!
As a freebie, teachers can receive this sandwich poster as a grabber to
begin teaching the strategy, as well the student pages.
2. $10 Rafflecopter Winner's Choice Product Giveaway
I am holding my own giveaway for $10 worth of product from my store - winner's choice!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
3. Check out these dollar deals for inspiration!