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Month: April 2020

The Masked Writer Contest

Posted in fun events

Who is the masked writer? Students send in their guesses via the Jackson Library Google Classroom. Thanks to @MedCityPlano and @PISDEF for library books to reinforce writing strategies! In the fall, I wrote a PISD Education Foundation Grant for library books to use as mentor writing texts. Then I taught a series of writing strategy lessons to grades 3-5 during their library time.  There were certain targeted writing skills they had to achieve in each piece. I chose a few papers for children to read while wearing a mask. (videos)  The other kids in the grade level guess as to who is behind the mask. Fun!    



Some other Masked Writer Contestants:


Tiger 2




m w 1

mw 1

mw fox 1



Masked Writer - Beagle

Some mentor texts used:

Twister – Beard

Sergio’s Bike– Boelts

Up North at the Cabin – Chall 

Night Driving – Coy

Strong to the Hoop – Coy

Goal! Javaherbin

My Best Friend – Rodman



Google Classroom Guesses

mw guesses


Nanette’s Baguette

Posted in books online

Fifth graders have fun adding lines to this Mo Willem’s book during virtual learning. They uploaded extra lines for the book in the library Google Classroom. Scholastic’s policy states that all read aloud videos must be removed online by June 30th.

Nanette's Baguette
Read aloud in Google Classroom with permission from Scholastic


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