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Month: February 2019

Fourth Grade Reads a Recipe

Posted in fourth grade, nonfiction lesson, and TTESS 1819

Last week in the Jackson Library, fourth graders used critical reading skills when analyzing a recipe for a Snowball Salad.  They worked in pairs to answer TEKS-based questions like inference when asked, “Why do you think an adult is needed for Step 1?” 

4th recipe

Snowball Salad
Hawaiian Snowball Salad  stu questions
Hawaiian Snowball Salad KEY

Fifth Grade Analyzes a Biography

Posted in fifth grade, technology, and TTESS 1819

Last week in the Jackson Library, fifth graders analyzed a biography about the pioneer of hip hop music, DJ Kool Herc. After answering STAAR-formatted questions that explored verifiable facts, inferences about finances, and how we can tell Kool Herc was attentive to his audience within the book When The Beat Was Born, the kids used an interactive Google Doodle game, The 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop, to mix their own record using actual instrumental samples from the 70s. Awesome! 

DJ Kool Herc When the Beat was Born
Google Doodle
2019-2020 lesson
DJ HERC

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