The Big Read
21st Century WOW
Last updated 8 years ago
"Table Texting" is a strategy to use with any piece of text or topic. Pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher collects the papers and redistributes them. Students get to read other responses and reply. The process continues until all of the speech bubbles are completed. Great for upper grades.
Pizza Pizazz! Story Elements
This activity makes for an excellent literacy station/center! Students create a pizza slice by writing story elements on the pizza toppings. Skills: title, author, illustrator, author's purpose, problem, solution, main idea (and asks for sentences comparing and contrasting the characters of the story on the back)