Oral Language within a UOI on the Arts

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Inspiration/Objective: Recently ESL consultant Virginia Rojas came to our school. Her presentation reminded me of the importance of identifying language objectives. My class has been doing a UOI on how people express themselves through the arts. The objectives for this … Continue reading

Using “think pair share” to discuss emotions in EC

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Inspiration/Objective Our EC unit is on expressing ourselves through the arts.  Students will use vocabulary on emotions throughout the unit .  I have noticed during other read alouds that when I ask the class how the character feels, the answers … Continue reading

Treasure hunt day 2 + A thinking routine

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Inspiration/Objective: This was the “going further” part of our treasure hunt learning experience.  I also wanted to introduce the Think-Pair-Share thinking routine. I spread the treasure hunt learning experience over 2 days because I needed time to photocopy the treasure … Continue reading