One of student learner objectives this year was to create a bank of formative instruction resources for classroom teachers to have access to. My reasoning:
- I know a lot of book resources that have great activities.
- Teachers don’t have the time to read through these books to find the activities.
So I decided to setup a list of resources that referred to books and page numbers so teachers can just reference the activities quickly. Another thing is that these activities can be used as formative assessments because teachers can bring observations and student work from activities to their data team meetings. To add more to it I focused on activities that spanned multiple clusters and standards so that teachers could use these activities multiple times but add formative instructional pieces (i.e. exit slips, sentence frames, etc.) that focus in on the specific cluster or benchmark.
I am going to be honest…..I am scared about sharing this because it is not perfect and when you put stuff out there then you are opening yourself up for scrutiny. But I’ll say this: These are working documents! So know that links and resources will be continuously (crossing fingers) updated or added to. I already have more links from some blogs that I have to add in and would also love to get more resources from all of you.
Now I know most of my stuff listed is NOT free but I wasn’t looking for free. I was looking for focused! I get it, stuff is GREAT free but sometimes you get what you pay for and my focus of this project was to provide resources that I know are quality. Sometimes those quality items cost money and sometimes the textbook you are using has quality stuff. With that said if anyone has page numbers or sections of instructional resources (i.e. textbooks) that you love to use I would love to add them on here.
So please share quality stuff so I can keep updating it. Send me comments, links, more resources, etc.
Also, next year I will be working on grades 3-5 and then hopefully moving up from there.