The Warm-Up 10mins:
Its short, its sweet, it most certainly is effective. What is now a part of our every morning routine. Students start off the morning with literacy warmups that helps develop students’ comprehension skills, vocabulary, creativity and phonics knowledge.
It’s a smooth transition from the warm-ups to the rotations activity. students know exactly where to go and what to do and are immediately on task. Students are divided up into 5 groups each group doing a separate activity with the tasks being rotated everyday. Each week the groups rotate between guided reading, ReadingEggs, complex sentence writing, text exercises and task cards. Each of the activities develop students literacy skills and provides students with a strong foundational knowledge of literature and literacy.
Spelling Mastery 15mins
No game can be played without understanding the rules. A well develop textbook that breaks down the most complex rules of the English language into bite size, easy to understand activities. The Spelling Mastery text is an all-in-one pack that focuses on English rules, vocabulary building and phonics knowledge.
Writing 20 mins.
They’re warm, they know the rules they got the tools now its time to play the game. The first half of the term students put their reporter hats on and focused on writing a recount for a news report. Whether they had to develop a problem for a story or sizzling start that got a reader engaged. The second half of the term students had their creative synapses firing with narrative writing. Students were given a picture prompt that set their foundation for their writing piece. No doubt will have a future author in the making!