Read and Write 180-Day 55

6th Grade Scott Foresman Reading Street Resources

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I have an announcement! I would like to ERASE all possessive nouns and apostrophes from our English language!!! Who will sign my petition to get this done????? 🙂

It is looking like we might study these for another few weeks! Need I say more???

We took our english test today on subject and object pronouns. Part of their test was where they had to draw a t-chart and list the subject and object pronouns. I had told them on Monday that would probably be part of their test and they looked at me like I had sprouted wings today when I told them to study them before the test! 🙂 We’ll see if they start listening to me now!

I’m really trying to expand their vocabulary this year so I showed them a website that acts as a visual thesaurus.

We caught up on our…

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Best reading strategies for improved speed


How to “chunk” when reading
Some time ago I talked about maximizing reading speed by balancing the rate at which you’ll be reading, that is, your speed. In this post I’ll be focusing on the best way at least in my opinion, to improve your reading speed. All through my life I’ve been a very slow reader. It was terrible, I would often regress or slow down even more by going back to words I did not understand just to try to understand everything all at once! Talk about moving at snail’s pace!

Now, there are obviously several ways you can increase your speed. Since we’re all different, what might work for me, may be ok but not necessarily work the best for you. Taking that into consideration, I suggest you look out for more speed reading tips. The only reason I’m posting this is to help make the reading life easier in…

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Read and Write 180-Day 56

6th Grade Scott Foresman Reading Street Resources

Friday, October 28th, 2011

So Friday was our last PEP RALLY. I’m happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I can now add about 30-40 minutes back to my instructional time. Yes, I do like to teach. 🙂 Sad because it is another thing that represents the END of my senior daughter’s time in high school. This pep rally was dedicated to the seniors so I got to walk out on the floor to stand with Taylor. Then I had the luxury of watching a slideshow powerpoint of the seniors (no, I didn’t bring any kleenex so you do NOT want to know what I looked like!). THEN, we got to sing the Alma Mater song-and I couldn’t even choke out the words to this! 🙂 Mr. Brady (my co-teacher) kept asking me if I was ok. You get the picture!!! Here is a picture of me and…

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