Check out my new math t-shirt! I ordered it from TeacherShirts.com
I thought I'd also show you a few examples of the Close Reading we have been doing in math. This year we have been getting Dynamath from Scholastic. So I decided to cut them apart and use them in the math journals. So we glue the passage on the top half of the page. Then at the bottom we draw the 4 boxes for the Close method we have been learning. Here is what we write in each box:
3. Key words
4. Solve and write a complete sentence to answer the question in box 2.
Then on the opposite page I pose a question from the math fans I have. (see below)
Here are the math reflection fans I purchased on TpT.
I didn't want to print them in color so I just printed each category on different colored card stock. Then I put each color on a different ring and put them all together on a large ring. I choose a question and have my students write it in their math journal and respond. Then I choose select students to share and "tweet" about it on our Twitter door.
Want to see the boxes I use for my students to create the 4 boxes on their paper in the math journal? Check out this post.
This week in science we have been learning about the layers of the atmosphere and earth. Look at our flip books!
Layers of the Earth
Finally, I wanted to share the TWIRL posters I made. Our instructional coach shared this with us so of course I made some posters. :) If you want, feel free to use them too.
Students: Do you think the close read strategy and questions help you solve word problems easier? Why or why not? Why is it important to write complete sentences in math?