Monday Made It February

I’m linking up again with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for her February Monday Made It.

20140106-193555.jpgOver the past month, I’ve mostly been busy planning out how to get my kiddos ready for the Writing state assessment coming up in April since they did horribly on our benchmark in November, so….


MMI 1I have now created 2 sets of task cards for editing and revising with QR codes.  I’ve used one set with my kiddos that attend Saturday school…and they LOVED them!  Here are a few pics of them working with the cards.

photo 3(1)photo 5photo 1(1)If you need a set for your classroom, I have posted a FREE set on TpT.  You can get them here.  There are 8 task cards that review various editing and revising skills.  My second set is a more complete set, with 17 task cards, an answer key, and a student response form.  You can get them here.  I know your kids will love them, too!  😉


MMI 2We had a lesson on schesis onomaton…or in other words, renaming.  I challenged my kiddos with renaming the main subject of their writing.  We used some mentor texts as a guide, and the kids did fantastic!  They had a lot of fun with it.  Here is the chart we created together.

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It was easier for some than others, but they ALL did it!  Yeah!!


I’ve also been busy creating anchor charts for the text structures that we use in writing.  These babies help the kids…SO MUCH…in organizing their thoughts.  Whether it’s a narrative or an expository piece, ALL kids can be successful when they use text structures.  These come from Gretchen Bernabei.  If you haven’t checked out her stuff, I HIGHLY recommend it…especially if you teach 4th grade!!  You can find her here or here.  I also have TONS of her resources listed on my Writer’s Workshop page.

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And that about sums up my productiveness…at least with things I’ve “made.”  😉

Be sure to stop by Tara’s blog and visit more AH-mazing teachers to see what they’ve been up to lately!  There are lots of talented people out there willing to share their ideas…thank goodness!



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