Now to the reason for this post....Reading Comprehension!
My class always seems to struggle with going back to find the answers when answering comprehension questions. They just don't want to make the effort. This year, I wanted to make going back to find the answers fun, so.....We are using Prove It Wands to prove our answers. I whipped these up this summer. (Some are just fly swatters, princess wands, etc. I made the others.)
|These are used with big books and instruction.|
|This is a dowel rod wrapped in duct tape. I hot glued the wooden monkey to the top.|
|These are used by each student when they are reading (during whole group or independently).|
|I spray painted popsicle sticks and hot glued a sparkly foam star to the top. Sorry it is not a great picture. They are bright and colorful in real life!|
We will eventually move from the wands to using sticky flags/notes to prove our answers but these are a great first step. When their newness wears off, the sticky notes will be something new and exciting!
If you want to see some other Classroom Craft ideas, check out the linky sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabrics below!