Things have been crazy over here in 5th grade... The students are learning and loving their Reading spirals. It has also helped me make sure to teach the essentials at the beginning of the year. Last year I thought my kiddos would remember some of the basics that they had been learning from their primary grades.... and I was wrong! Its like when they come to the middle school for 5th grade and have to rotate for classes their little minds lose everything previously learned. Sorry about that... got a little off topic!
Last week we reviewed/retaught genres. We many things with these which we put into our Reading spirals. We started off the week with a PowerPoint and sheet to be filled out & placed into their Reading Spirals. We also did a fiction & non-fiction sort and a literary genre sort, which were both placed in their spirals. We ended the week with a genre scavenger hunt and the students had fun working in their small groups.
The end of this post is picture heavy so beware.... If you should have any questions, please let me know! Also, if you have some awesome genre ideas... feel free to share! :)
I am in the process of uploading all of the genre materials that are my originals to my Teacher's Notebook store. This should be done by Mon or Tues.... so if you want a copy of something you will be able to find it there.