Using and Creating Schema Resources

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13 Responses to “Using and Creating Schema Resources”

  1. Sue Hornyan Says:

    Here is a great Newsletter that I found to send to parents about Making Connections.

  2. Dawn Holder Says:

    This is a great powerpoint for making connections.,1,MakingConnections

  3. Becky Mallen Says:

    I use this website for all the thinking strategies and to set up my reader’s workshop.

  4. I found a site that has links to Mosaic of Thought (pdf) lessons, ideas, etc. from the Madison (WI) Metropolitan School District. Not only can you use the Schema/Connnections link, but the others are there as well.

  5. Donetta Horky Says:

    Today I found this wonderful website with various PowerPoints for teaching the metric system.

  6. One website I looked at today was The BusyTeacher Cafe and I found several good lesson ideas and worksheets to use with my students. I also found a great lesson plan to use with my students at the beginning of the school year using the book, The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

  7. One website I looked at today was “Into the Book”. There were a lot of great resources such as posters, worksheets, lessons, songs, and videos. Both the teacher area and the kid’s area are great to pull up and use to discuss the thinking strategies. I really like the different videos that demonstrate the thinking strategies in action.

  8. Keith Wingert Says:

    I came across a few good pre-reading activities from the into the book web page. This one called Rivet allows the students to use their word schema and then concept schema all at once.
    Here it is:

  9. I liked this video because it demonstrated how pe could incorporate literacy content.

  10. I found this piece from Book Muncher’s blog at Pro Teacher to be VERY helpful!!
    Here is the link:

    This is what she had to say….

    The Following is NOT A Reader’s Workshop Classroom:

    NOT a Reader’s Workshop classroom would look and sound like this: the teacher delivers the day one minilesson. The children listen, turn and talk, and are given their charge for the day. In an orderly fashion, they retrieve their books and read. To make this nightmare worse, in a NOT Reader’s Workshop classroom, when reading is over for the day, reading is over. No reading leaks into their conversations or thoughts. They will revisit it tomorrow. They read because that is their job, not because there is some mystery to be solved or discovery to be made. No ideas are theirs alone, and that should scare the pants off of all of us. Because a classroom that only teaches strategy use with no passion or critical reading skills is creating a whole army of future citizens who can comprehend but cannot- will not- care or act. These readers will understand, but they will not view reading and writing as things you do to participate in democracy and change the world.

    The Following IS a Reader’s Workshop Classroom:

    A Reader’s Workshop classroom is supposed to look and sound like a beehive of activity. Books from wall to wall, kid’s thinking plastering the space, cushions, lamps, and flexible seating. It’s to be more like a home library than a classroom. When reading is over for the day, it’s only over according to the schedule. Because in a workshop that is piloted by the children, reading seeps into every moment and every subject of every day. And because of this, teachers are constantly planning and replanning, scratching and rewriting. With 20 little minds firing off questions and connections and hypotheses all day, they MUST adjust. Yes, they have an overall direction, but they are also artful listeners, ready to steer a little to the left or right in response to the children’s interests and natural inquiries. For those of you who never thought it was possible, we CAN have our cake and eat it too. We CAN have planned structure and organic inquiry. But not with a canned program.

  11. Here is a great link for anchor charts:

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