Making predictions with penzu
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:36

I also like penzu. Each day I have my 4th and 5th grade students predict what might happen in the upcoming stories they are reading based on the title and previous stories read that week. They absolutely love to tell me their predictions however it takes up a good deal of my time. If I used penzu they could write down their predictions when they first walk into my room during independent time and read it to me and their classmates before we begin guided reading. I also thought that once we finished the story they could go back to penzu and write down a short summary and if their predictions came true. This could reinforce comprehension as well as strengthening their writing abilities.

  • Re: Writing Discussion - byrdaw, Wed Oct 28 05:54
    The use of mnemonics to aid students in writing development is a trusted strategy. Mnemonics provide students with clear instructions that aid in their development of compositions. This also provides ... more
    • Making predictions with penzu - haleyferrell, Wed Oct 28 10:36
      • Re: Making predictions with penzu - brittanyavery, Fri Oct 30 18:45
        I really like this site too. I also thought it would be a good place to let them write their summaries instead of their journals after reading groups, but I love your idea for predicting with it. I'm ... more
      • Penzu - Melanie McLeod, Thu Oct 29 19:48
        Haley: I think that Penzu would be a wonderful way for your upper elementary/middle school students to create reading response journal entries. I would like to try it with my younger students, but... more
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