|Amphibians Literacy Rotations|
We recently finished up a study on amphibians, and my little babes were hard at work learning all about this this slimy group of creatures!
For my group of first graders, this was a week long study. We kicked it off with a quick assessment of prior knowledge in this darling little frog-ifed bubble map! The kids wrote in things they thought they knew about frogs and other amphibians on the green spots, and then stuck them on the frog's body. As we studied amphibians throughout the week we would remove spots from the body if we found out that facts from our initial schema were, in fact, incorrect.
The little ones also completed a series of Writing and Word Work activities during our Daily 5 rotations. I have attached just a few samples of their super smart work! It's so hard for me to choose which photos to post because they all turned out so well (although a little blurry...I only have a camera phone!)
We have been doing a lot of studying on the parts of speech that work together to make up super, complete sentences, so these amphibious sentences were a perfect complement to our recent studies in writing!
|My personal favorite from this chickadees paper "A smooth toad did the wiggle dance." Way to build a super sentence!|
|I used this rotation work as an assessment to see how well my little ones were able to properly use various verb endings in their own writing to make the sentence 'sound right.'|
This unit is posted in my tpt store. I hope you will consider popping in at my store to check it out if you are interested in adding some new nonfiction flair to your own class's repertoire!