Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Concrete Poetry

After exploring the wonderful poems in A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems, can you create your own concrete poem either online or on paper?

Friday, April 10, 2015

HIstorical Fiction Research

4th graders, you are off and running with your historical fiction research!

Here are your presentation templates:
Hurricane Katrina
September 11th
Example Template

AFTER you have found your information and added a bibliographic citation, you can search for an image to include on your slide.  Make sure you copy the link for the page where you found the image and paste it into the image citation slide.

We are going to use only the following sites for finding our images:
Wikimedia Commons
Everystock Photo
Library of Congress (make sure you click "Photos, Prints, Drawings")

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April is National Poetry Month

As you know, I love poetry!  We are so lucky this year because we are going to get a visit from Paul Janeczko in early May.  Before he comes, we will explore his books!

In A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms, we got to read many different kinds of poems.  Pick one type of poetry and create your own in the comment sections here. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Congratulations Battle of the Book participants!

What an amazing and special evening we had at PES!  I was so proud of each and every one of our PES Battle of the Books participants - way to go readers!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Please listen to this StoryNory and then answer these questions:

Monday, March 9, 2015

What makes a legend a legend?

5th graders, what is a legend?  How is it different from a nonfiction or fiction text?  Why do we know more about someone like Henry Knox than Betsy Dowdy?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Henry Knox

5th graders, you've now read two books about Henry Knox.  Which one would be more helpful to you if you were writing a biography of Knox?  Why?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

And the winners are...

I am excited about the new Caldecott and Newbery Medal winning books!  What do you think of the choices?

The Newbery Medal winner!

The Caldecott Medal winner!