You Oughta Know: Constructed Response Resources

            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)

RACE Written Response Mnemonic Strategy Lesson & Evaluatio

Julie Faulkner created RACE Written Response Mnemonic Strategy Lesson & Evaluation Pack on TPT for free. I love using mnemonics to help my students remember. 

Constructed Response RACE Strategy Resource
Teaching Lane created Constructed Response RACE Strategy Resource on TPT for free. 


ACE BCR Questions Poster
MsHayden created a different mnemonic to answer constructed response questions. 


Caffeine and Lesson Plans has a great blog post about how color coding can help your students answer constructed response questions. 
We All Scream for Constructed Response
Lastly, Brenda Martin created this adorable We All Scream for Constructed Response resource for free on TPT.

    I hope you have found something that you can use to help you students answer constructed response questions. Be sure to check out all the other great bloggers and their You Oughta Know posts. 

Pinterest Pick 3 Party


I’m linking up with Inspired Owl’s Corner 


Here are three pins I’ll be using this month! Click on the picture to go to the link. 




Freebie Martin+Luther+King,+Jr.+Day+is+the+third+Monday+of+January,+and+this+close+reading+activity+would+be+a+perfect+way+to+learn+all+about+his+role+in+the+civil+rights+movement.+In+this+freebie,+you+get+four+differentiated+texts+about+Martin+Luther+King,+Jr.,+activities+for+second+and+third+reads,+and+a+writing+response+activity.
Awesome close read freebie from Fifth in the Middle



Here’s+a+great+activity+to+teach+and+reinforce+the+life+and+legacy+of+Dr.+Martin+Luther+King+Jr.+while+practicing+Common+Core+ELA+standards.++The+four+paragraphs+included+require+students+to+practice+their+proofreading+marks,+editing+skills,+and+printing+skills+as+they+correct+spelling,+punctuation,+proper+nouns,+plural+nouns,+commas,+homophones,+verb+tenses,+and+subject/verb+agreement+errors+and+encounter+new+vocabulary.
Freebie from Teach at the Beach on TPT




Compare and Contrast Martin Luther King Jr.
Compare and contrast freebie from Literacy Loves Company.

Be sure to go check out what others have pinned. Also make sure to follow me on Pinterest!



January Currently



          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. 

Oh' Boy 4th Grade

Who Monday…Linky!



I am joining Blog Hoppin’ for their Who Monday linky. 
Family 
I am married to my wonderful husband Eric of six years. 
We have two fur babies, named Duke and Duchess. 
School Life 
I’ve been a cheer coach for the last three years for the JV and Varsity cheer squads. I love all my girls and have a blast with them. 
I am also the lead Beta Club sponsor. We travel to Nashville each year to compete in various academic and arts competitions. 

Fun with the honey

We love any outdoor activities! 
Head over the Blog Hoppin’ to check out other great teachers! 

August….Currently



                 I don’t know where summer went! I’m joining Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for her famous Currently Linky! 

            Only one more day to enter my 10.00 Teachers Pay Teachers Giveaway!

I also need two editor to edit a new Jeopardy game for my TPT Store. If you would like to edit it, please comment below with your e-mail. The editors will receive the finished product for free. 

Sunday Smorgashbord



          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

       
      

Show & Tell Linky: Literacy Design Collaborative



    

      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. 

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