Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Native Americans and Predictions

This week, we are focusing on making predictions in Guided Reading. We start off really basic by looking at book covers and predicting what we think will happen using the title and picture. I hardly ever have students who have trouble with this concept, but in third grade, they also have to be able to revise their predictions as they read. To help them out with the concept, I made these little printables. Click the picture below to download them FREE!


Nothing fancy, but it does the job!

In Social Studies, we are beginning a new unit on South Carolina Native Americans and so my fabulous team came up with the idea to rotate around the room to three different posters of each tribe with related photos and words on each one. Students will go around the room and with their recording sheet and write predictions they have about each tribe by looking at the posters pictures and words. You will notice that some of the posters have the same pictures. Hopefully your students pick up on this and write it down on their recording sheet!

At the end of the rotation activity, students will share the predictions they made with the class and add to a class chart. We have already learned about the regions of South Carolina so we will then show a map of South Carolina and see if students can figure out where each tribe is located based on the pictures, words from the posters and from the predictions they made on their sheets. Here is a sample picture of the poster images and recording sheet. To download the full file, click the picture. 


There are more pictures and a page of words included as well to add to your posters. This is just a preview!

I love South Carolina history! I can't wait to start this unit Friday! Kids always get so into it!

I hope to be back soon with more ideas to share! Tomorrow is Hump Day!! Whoo hoo! I'm ready for Fall for Greenville this weekend (the most amazing food, beer, and fun festival of the year in our town)! Bring on the chili cook off!

8 comments:

  1. I love that Native Americans idea! I'm going to file that idea away for next year (we just finished Native Americans). We also go straight from studying regions of our state to the Native Americans. That's a great connection between them.

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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  2. Thanks for the predictions freebie! SO using that.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  3. Love your blog. I almost wish I taught in South Carolina just so I could use your Native American unit!! However, I did download most of your fonts. I am a new follower to your blog, and I would love for you to check out mine.
    thanks
    -karen
    http://littlesecondgradesomebodies.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love the prediction paper. I'm going to use the beginning one with my firsties this week. Thanks for sharing.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  5. Your products are always awesome!!

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  6. I just found your TN store...I've been on your blog for a while now. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your digital art. You are very talented :)

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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  7. Thank you for the freebie! I teach 2nd, and will use this! I am a new blogger & have heard wonderful things about you! Hope you are well, can't wait to see more of your talent!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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