Sunday, February 6, 2011

FREEBIE: Day Six

How do I love thee?  With poetry and song!

I have been asked where I get my word family songs and poems.  I have a few favorite sources.  My favorite-favorite (awkward expression) is from Scholastic


This has been the best investment  EVER!  I was not blessed the the gift of a beautiful singing voice, so the CD is a life saver.   BONUS: The songs are so cute (not annoying) and catchy.   Yes, I find myself singing them ALL. THE. TIME!
I don't think the print is big enough in the flip chart, so I rewrite them on my chart paper.

Chart Example

We use the high-lighter tape to look for the word family words (I don't have a photo of this...so I hope you know what I mean)



These go into my students poetry notebook.  The students circle all the words they can find from that word family.  Then they illustrate the poem...CUTE! Here is your FREEBIE:

Word Family Sing-Along Student Copies

Since the flip chart has only 25 word families... I have to find other sources.  Here is one that I like.

Word Family Poems

2 comments:

  1. I'm looking at your picture of the at song and beneath you have spaces to hang student work....what are you using and how did you assemble it. I love the idea because I need more places to display student work.

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  2. Mrs. A,

    This is where I hang my student's published writing. You may get a better view if you look at my 1/25/11 post "Writer's Workshop". These are super simple to assemble. The backing is just a laminated piece of construction paper. I attach a 3M command strip to the wall. I then use a binder clip to add and change the student work.

    Those command strips are amazing. Just about the only thing that will stick (and stay)on the block walls.

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