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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wonder, Point of View(Freebie), Magnets

I am currently reading "Wonder" as our read aloud to my class.  They are LOVING it!!!  It has prompted some great questions, thoughts and discussions.  I started a "Wonder Wall",  where each day I pick 4-5 children to write down their thoughts.  We are also working on points of view and this book uses character's perspectives.

We have been learning about the differences of writing in first and third person.  We charted out clue words that help us to identify. We then continued that author's can also write from different points of view.  We read two versions of "Little Red Riding Hood".  One is told in first person and the other is told in third person.  It also demonstrates Red's version and the Wolf's version.  I wanted to do a mini-lesson in writing from different points of view.  I had the kids brainstorm things that they love and hate about spring.  They wrote two paragraphs practicing the author's craft of "Show Don't Tell".   My camera was acting weird and I was in a hurry Friday…I will add more examples.

Spring Hate It and Love It

Magnet Madness (Check out an older post)

I set up several stations on Friday that included:
magnetic fields
different types of magnets
magnetic needles
repel and attract
objects sort


  1. Wonder is one of my favorite fourth grade read alouds! After reading it this year, we made lap books, which was awesome. Last year, my fourth graders each came up with their own precept, and we made a class book of precepts. It was a lot of fun, and I had tons of parents telling me that they read the book and loved it, too!

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  3. Hi. I am a first year teacher and I started reading Wonder with my class. Each of my students has their own copy of the book. Did you experience any problems with parents, students or principal about some of the language such as "crappy", "freakin project", "flat chested"? I haven't any issues but this is something I thought about while I was reading it.

    Thank you!!

  4. Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad I did! I just started my own blog last week Fourth Grade Fab! Can't wait to see many more ideas :)

    Fourth Grade Fab

    1. I just became your newest follower. I am moving up to fifth grade next year. Hope to get in more blogging.


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