Leap Into Literacy 4th Grade


Looking Ahead to Poetry

How to Write a Poem: An Exercise

This exercise adapted from Georgia Heard suggests a technique to see things in more depth and detail. Using a two column exercise, write an ordinary word of what you see in your mind on the left side of the paper, then place a more detailed description of what you are "seeing" on the right side. The example on the right is taken from words collected outside during recess.

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Reading Strategy Groups

Reading strategy groups are a way of grouping students for small group instruction. Instead of grouping students by ability, students are grouped based on the strategy they need support with. Here are a few tips from Upper Elementary Snapshots via Kristin @ The One Stop Teacher Shop Blog to help you along the way.

3 Tips for Successful Reading Strategy Groups


Visit A Reading Or Writing Lab Site

Please remember that we continue to support your visitation to your colleagues' classrooms through our reading and writing lab sites. If you would like to visit a colleague, just reach out to your building's RDT. Think about an area of focus for your visit in order to make your time in your colleague's classroom meaningful and purposeful.

Happy Visiting!