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Apr 6, 2014

Fifty States..Please Review!

I've been wanting to try creating nonfiction passages for awhile. I have a list of different topics that I'd like to create for my classroom in my notebook that I keep for school ideas. I've decided to try a unit of nonfiction passages of all fifty states. I think my students would enjoy learning about this in our small groups when we are working on comprehension skills. They are really into learning about animals and I'm trying to get them interested and learning about some other things. Another idea I have is famous/historical people, maybe? I am just trying to think of things that I know my students need to learn about, and I know there have to be others out there that could possibly benefit from this too.

Well, I've never done this with one of my projects before, but I'm going to ask your opinion. What do you think? Useful? Too easy? Too difficult? I'm planning to try out the passages that I've completed so far with my students when I return from Spring Break. I hope I can then add to this post with some more feedback and pictures. But for now, I'm going to add the pictures of my work so far for your review!!

The first page is the actual passage and facts.  The second is the first option for the teacher for comprehension questions with the RAPP model (I use this in my classroom, hoping for a blog post about this soon!). The third picture is for the second option for the teacher to use (without the RAPP model, in case you use something different and don't want to confuse them with the RAPP.)
 
 
 
 

 



12 comments:

  1. I love it. I think it would be helpful.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! I really appreciate it! :)

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  2. I would LOVE something like this to use in my classroom! Looks very helpful and informative!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave me feedback! I appreciate it. I'm going to find time to continue working on this very soon!!! :)

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  3. This is great. I would totally use this in my classroom as well. Love that you remind them to go back into the passage, we're struggling with that in my 2nd grade room!

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  4. Looks perfect! I have been working on something similar for 5th grade as it is one my state standards. I like the reminder to dig back into the text, too.

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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    1. Funny how they still need the reminder, year after year, right? :) Thanks for taking the time to leave me feedback!

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  5. Nice job! I like that you have the RAPP as a scaffold for the written response.

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    1. I try to remind them to use RAPP anywhere I can!!! :) I appreciate your feedback, thank you!

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  6. This looks great!! The only thing I would like to see would be a map showing me where the state is in the United States. I can't wait to see the final product! :)

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