A Peek at My Week ~ 2/10/14

I am happy to link up with Jennifer at Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for A Peek at My Week!

This is what will be going on in my Middle School Special Needs Language Arts class:

My week will be spent guiding my students through the writing process as they independently write their own short stories.  This is culmination of at least 9 weeks worth of instruction using the SpringBoard curriculum.

Last week we planned a short story together as a class using an infographic I made and a picture from the book Tuesday.

I took this "map" and created a graphic organizer for them to use:

You can get a copy of this for free by clicking on the image above.  

Then, since this is meant to be an independent assessment of their learning, I gave each students 3 "Ask A Teacher" tickets.  This means they may ask me or the paraprofessional 3 questions and 3 questions only.

You can get a copy of this for free by clicking on the image above.

To help inspire the students, I am hanging little Valentine goody bags across the front of the room. Each time a student demonstrates academic focus,  I am going to drop a little treat into his/her bag.

I plan to give the students their goodies on Friday after they have completed all the steps of the writing process.  This way we can celebrate our hard work and Valentine's Day at the same time!  :)

Hope you have a great week!

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  1. Ooooh! I like the ask the teacher tickets and the goodie bags hanging up (great visual!)! Both of these are great motivators! Thanks for sharing and linking up!
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  2. Those Ask a Teacher tickets are so smart! I'm already thinking of a few students who need those...badly. :))

    Thanks for linking up! Have a great week.


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