Sunday, 1 December 2013
Must Read Mentor Text - Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth with an art idea!
I am very happy to be linking up with the amazing ladies at Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text Linky. It has been a few weeks and I was starting to go through withdrawals.
This week we are sharing books for language arts. I am once again linking up a book that I am sure is not new to anyone but I thought I would just share how I used it this year (and because I need your help).
(Sorry if you were hoping for a Christmas book - we start those tomorrow!!)
I used this book as an introduction to adverbs. After we read the book we talked about what the job of the word slowly was in each sentence - to describe how the sloth was doing something. This led to the creation of our adverb anchor chart. This week's word study words were adverbs and we added a foldable to our writing notebook on adverbs.
On Thursday we used the book as a starting point for our art. Students drew a horizon line then used tissue paper ripped in pieces to create the sky and ground. Then they used modelling clay to create an animal (we are working on non-fiction animal reports too so it all worked out nicely). Then they wrote a few sentences describing their animal using an adverb just like the book. We were really rushed for time this week so the writing pieces was very simple but I really like how they turned out.
So this is the only book I have for teaching adverbs - I have loads for teaching adjectives but I am in serious need of some adverb rich books - any suggestions?
Check back here tomorrow for a fantastic giveaway you don't want to miss - everyone wins!!!!