Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Figurative Language Learning Menu

So, I have been thinking about reintroducing the learning menu to my 6th grade class.  I am trying a small scale menu for figurative language next week based on Bloom's.  The higher the level of activities they choose, the more points they will receive.  I will report back on how it goes...

figurative language learning menu
If you would like to download a free copy of the learning menu, click here and let me know what you think!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Making Inferences

This week we took notes on making inferences in our reading notebooks.  After taking notes, we practiced using an advance organizer that included some short paragraphs and a Far Side comic by Gary Larson.  His stuff is so timeless.
The kids love using these to make inferences.  And it is such a great way to introduce other things like irony. If you want to download the activity worksheet you can get it here for free.