RE 5040 Fall 2011
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sarah patten
response to another use for the bags
Mon Dec 5, 2011 18:36

I like taking the bags home or pretending the bags are taking a flight to an unknown destination..or a destination of the teacher's choice. The setting of the story would change making other components of the story change-possibly allowing for sequels or more chapters of a book. It would kind of be like taking a "Flat Stanley" or doll home. Each child would have different experiences with the doll and write about it. A book (notebook) would go home with the child, too, allowing the new author to add another adventure the character will have. At the end of the journey through students-there is a new book to be published by the class.

  • another use of book bags - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 22:50
    Years ago we created book bags with communication symbols, puppets, and some ideas for parents of kids with disabilities. Parents loved them and used them. I wonder if your boys could take their... more
    • Re: another use of book bags - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:12
      One of my former co-workers even wrote a grant that funded the supplies for their book bags. If you want to continue to use that idea but worry about loosing supplies you may write a grant with... more
    • response to another use for the bags - sarah patten, Mon Dec 5 18:36
      • reply to Dr K - sarah Hutson, Tue Dec 6 15:50
        That is a great idea! Anything to further the motivation!!!
    • Reply - Kara Scott , Mon Dec 5 18:17
      My boys do take their books home and use those books for the homework response log. So they are reading the books and sharing them with other students along with reading the books to someone at home.
      • Reading Logs - burchamal, Thu Dec 8 16:01
        I have some boys that I must check everyday that they have completed a response log, because if I didn't, they wouldn't read. I think it's great that their reading should be paired with some type of... more
      • reading logs - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:14
        For your homework response logs- do the parents just sign it, or do you have them resond to a question or task? I switched over to the students selecting one question to answer out of a choice of... more
        • Re: reading logs - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 21:05
          I too used to have parents simply sign each night that their child read the book in their folder. This did accomplish repeated reading, however I wanted to have them work on comprehension too. So... more
          • Re: reading logs - crousejs, Thu Dec 15 21:21
            I use similar parent/teacher communication logs with my “Baggy Books” that I send home with children to read every night. The parent will write the title, initial whether they read to, with, or if... more
    • RE: - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 5 18:09
      What if you create a book club and only put the students together based on the types of books that they like. Then they can present the books that they read to the class as a group. In the group, a... more
      • RE: - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 20:59
        Great idea Rachel. I was thinking this would be a wonderful strategy to use with the whole class. Have everyone complete an interest survey, form groups based on similar interests, meet with the... more
      • Reply - Kara Scott, Mon Dec 5 18:18
        Good thought, almost like creating a group book jacket.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011