By Julie Ballew Grades 1—2, 3—5 Every time a student sits down to write, we hope they have two things in mind besides the content of their piece: Beginning in kindergarten, we ask students to think about their audience when they write by making sure there are small spaces between the letters and larger spaces between the words. As they get older, we ask students to think about their audience when choosing what details they should include or remove from their pieces.
This tools allows you to setup a grid with multiple questions and students can use webcams on computers or a free iPad app to record up to 90 second responses to the questions.
Our 2nd grade is currently working on response to literature writing. They want to create book reviews to post onto their KidBlogs. To kickoff the writing of book reviews, we looked at a book review written a few years ago by Kindergarten teacher, Kelly Hocking.
We decided after reading the review that it was made up of 4 parts: I wanted students to have a chance to practice writing the parts of a book review, but rather than do it whole group, we used FlipGrid. I created a grid with 3 questions: What would be a good hook for your book? What connections do you have for your book?
What are your recommendations for your book? Each question has a code for flipgrid. I downloaded the app onto all of our iPads.
For the app, students just have to type in the code to access the question. I printed each question with its corresponding code on paper to give to groups. Students divided into groups of 4 and were assigned one of the 3 questions.
After doing this lesson with 2 different groups, I learned that for 2nd grade it was really important to write down what they were going to say, so students first wrote out their response to their question on an index card.
Then, they practiced reading the card and deciding who would say each part on the recording.Flipgrid Book Reviews with 2nd Grade To kickoff the writing of book reviews, we looked at a book review written a few years ago by Kindergarten teacher, Kelly Hocking.
We decided after reading the review that it was made up of 4 parts: A hook, a short & sweet summary, connections & opinions, and recommendations.
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On December 21, , Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers’ book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon heartoftexashop.com’s a photo of how the review appeared in the Chicago Tribune: (Bloggers, journalists and media members are all free to re-post this image with no restrictions.
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