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December 17, 2014

A Gift for You: Reading Strategy Sticky Notes

By Rhonda Stewart
Grades 3–5, 6–8

    This time of year is probably one on the most hectic, crazy, wonderful and reflective seasons for all of us. You can feel the excitement and anticipation. There is something that brings out the generous nature in all of us. It is in this spirit of generosity that I decided to “gift” a teacher gift that was given to me years ago. No, it’s not a “My Favorite Teacher Ornament” or a “My Favorite Teacher Mug.” It is something that I hope that you will find as useful as I have over the years.

    A dear colleague, DeAnna Arnoldt, created these really cool sticky note templates to use during reading workshop. Over the summer, we were talking about what she should do with them — perhaps she could get them trademarked and sell them? She said that she thought teachers, especially new teachers, were constantly using their own money to make teaching in their classrooms better and did not need to purchase something that she was willing to share. I mentioned that I would love to include them in a Top Teaching post and she was enthusiastic over the idea. It occurred to me that the season of giving would be the best time to share this gift. TO ACCESS THE PDFs, SIMPLY CLICK ON EITHER THE TITLE OR THE IMAGE AND PRINT.

    DeAnna’s Reading Workshop Sticky Note Templates

    In reading workshop, students are able to jot their thinking in their notebooks or on sticky notes. DeAnna’s templates help guide the student during their reading using different strategies, such as predicting, visualizing, inferring, making connections, etc. They can be easily placed in a student’s notebook or even used as an exit ticket at the end of a lesson. I have even included them in my substitute teacher plans for the students to complete during my absence. There are twelve different sticky notes. I am including the PDF version for you to download. Please share with your colleagues and let me know how they work out for you and your students.

    In the Future

    This can be used to support predicting while reading

     

    I Wonder

    This can be used as a guide for questions the reader may have while they are reading

     

    Picture This

    Visualization sticky note

     

    Again and Again

    Uses evidence to develop a prediction

     

    My Opinion

    Uses evidence from the text to develop an opinion

     

    Lesson Learned

    Focuses on lesson learned by the protagonist in the story

     

    Contradictions

    Examines character change throughout the text

     

    I'm Thinking

    Inferencing

     

    Connections

    Text to text, text to self, text to world

     

    Summarizing

    Summary assistance (character, setting, events)

     

    Which Is It?

    Using facts to develop an opinion

     

    Lesson of the Elder

    Advice adult characters give to other characters

     

     

    Pearls of Wisdom — Enjoy your winter break. Take time to reflect and revise.

    Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday! See you in 2015!

     

     

    This time of year is probably one on the most hectic, crazy, wonderful and reflective seasons for all of us. You can feel the excitement and anticipation. There is something that brings out the generous nature in all of us. It is in this spirit of generosity that I decided to “gift” a teacher gift that was given to me years ago. No, it’s not a “My Favorite Teacher Ornament” or a “My Favorite Teacher Mug.” It is something that I hope that you will find as useful as I have over the years.

    A dear colleague, DeAnna Arnoldt, created these really cool sticky note templates to use during reading workshop. Over the summer, we were talking about what she should do with them — perhaps she could get them trademarked and sell them? She said that she thought teachers, especially new teachers, were constantly using their own money to make teaching in their classrooms better and did not need to purchase something that she was willing to share. I mentioned that I would love to include them in a Top Teaching post and she was enthusiastic over the idea. It occurred to me that the season of giving would be the best time to share this gift. TO ACCESS THE PDFs, SIMPLY CLICK ON EITHER THE TITLE OR THE IMAGE AND PRINT.

    DeAnna’s Reading Workshop Sticky Note Templates

    In reading workshop, students are able to jot their thinking in their notebooks or on sticky notes. DeAnna’s templates help guide the student during their reading using different strategies, such as predicting, visualizing, inferring, making connections, etc. They can be easily placed in a student’s notebook or even used as an exit ticket at the end of a lesson. I have even included them in my substitute teacher plans for the students to complete during my absence. There are twelve different sticky notes. I am including the PDF version for you to download. Please share with your colleagues and let me know how they work out for you and your students.

    In the Future

    This can be used to support predicting while reading

     

    I Wonder

    This can be used as a guide for questions the reader may have while they are reading

     

    Picture This

    Visualization sticky note

     

    Again and Again

    Uses evidence to develop a prediction

     

    My Opinion

    Uses evidence from the text to develop an opinion

     

    Lesson Learned

    Focuses on lesson learned by the protagonist in the story

     

    Contradictions

    Examines character change throughout the text

     

    I'm Thinking

    Inferencing

     

    Connections

    Text to text, text to self, text to world

     

    Summarizing

    Summary assistance (character, setting, events)

     

    Which Is It?

    Using facts to develop an opinion

     

    Lesson of the Elder

    Advice adult characters give to other characters

     

     

    Pearls of Wisdom — Enjoy your winter break. Take time to reflect and revise.

    Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday! See you in 2015!

     

     

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