I’m joining Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her monthly You Oughta Know blog hop. One of the biggest changes in Tennessee for the upcoming TN Ready assessments is the use of constructed response questions. Many of our students have not had nearly enough practice with this skill. So I’ve been searching high and low for resources to help my students. Here is what I have found out there. (All free of course)
I’m joining up with Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for here monthly Currently Linky. I love this linky, because I always find news blogs to follow. To check out all the blogs that have linked up click here.
I’ll be posting my lessons and materials for next week tomorrow. Be sure to stop back by. Also, if you do not follow me on Facebook, be sure to click here. I share lots of flash freebies and giveaways on my Facebook page.
I am joining Fabulous in First for Smorgasbord Sunday! I love this linky, because you never know what great ideas or resources you’ll find.
I love how-to posts from bloggers who are old pros at blogging. I always learn something new. Miss Kindergarten has a great post on how to add a watermark to your blog photos. You should click head over there and check out the great post.
I also have been following all the Close Reading Book studies that are going on right now in the blogging world. I was really lucky and won a copy of “Fall in Love with Close Reading from Elementary Antics. I can’t wait to read it. You can enter to win a copy here.
I am joining Rubby Slippers for her weekly Show and Tell linky. I’ve had a lot of great opportunities to grow as an educator this summer. Today, I started my journey as a curator for the TN Gates Curator project. A great resource I was introduced to today was Literacy Design Collaborative. The site has modules, tasks, courses, and mini-tasks and they are all free. These lessons are created by teachers for teachers.
The site is user friendly. You must sign up for an account, but it is free. You can search based on grade level, activity duration, discipline, skill, and type. There is something here for ELA, Science, and Social Studies teachers. If you haven’t checked it out….you are missing out.