First, we created fictitious rooms where you could get locked in and had to solve clues to get out. Our clues were uniformed, yet individualized, as we worked on poetry, math, and creative thinking. Writing "How-To"s followed:
To model even more expectations, the class got "locked in" with student teacher, Ms. Dove, in our own classroom.
Take a look:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1.A: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1.B: Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.