Language arts teachers rock too!
February 19, 2010 by debbiediller
What a great day I had working with language arts teachers at Stehlik Intermediate in Houston, too! These teachers really knew how to tackle the state test in grades 5 and 6 with a creative touch! They had students making up their own questions, working together to analyze and justify answers, and using state test question stems as guides to discussions in literature circles. All great activities that work well at literacy work stations with a test prep twist.
Here’s a snapshot of what I saw on my recent visit there.
Using fine art to teach inference
Anchor chart for plot structure
Teacher facilitates vocabulary and grammar work. These kids love using the thesaurus!
Character analysis anchor chart
Guided reading at a small group table
Small group using a bank of student desks
Yellow and red pieces of paper to signal for help at each station