Monday, July 28, 2014

Informational Book Talk and 2 for Tuesday

Yay for Book Talk Tuesday with Mrs. Jump's class! Haven't done this link-up in a while and I've missed it! I tutored students in reading all summer, so I have a bunch of new books added to my classroom library. I tried to collect lots of non-fiction text. As elementary teachers, I think so many of us are naturally drawn to the fiction, but I have to remind myself how important it is for students to be exposed to a wide variety of genres! So, I hope this blog post is very informational. ;) 

In my much needed quest for non-fiction, I discovered the book Elephants of Africa by Gail Gibbons. The information is very interesting and easy to understand. Also, the illustrations are just beautiful. They are so colorful and realistic.. definitely a crowd pleaser. So, if you need to add some books to your library, this is a wonderful addition! My students took away so much useful information (OK.. some info that I didn't even know!) about elephants. 


While I was tutoring, we completed this Elephant Worksheet {FREEBIE}! Do you think you can use this in your classroom? Well, you're in luck! You can get this free download now from my store. This is a great quick assessment to make sure the comprehension is there. It is very beneficial  for many grade levels!

One student had a very difficult time comprehending, so I brought the "I know it!" assessment from my Check for Understanding product. I used this as a button to where she would tap it whenever she figured out a new interesting fact or elephant parts. Are you interested in the Check for Understanding Assessments?!?! (Keep reading....)

I am happy to link up with The Teaching Tribune for Two for Tuesday too! As many of you probably already know, this is a money saving linky party and you mark down 2 items in your store as HALF. OFF. 

Use these graphic organizers while studying informational text! 

Happy shopping and happy reading! 

Keep entering my Back to School BINGO giveaway! This is one of my favorite activities to do to take away those back to school jitters. I don't want you to miss out on your chance to win! :) 

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