Thursday, July 11, 2013

Inspired by Ginger Snaps Blog

You need to check out Ginger's post from Ginger Snaps about a great technology website.  Click on the image below to visit her post.

 

The website she is talking about is:  http://ifaketext.com/.  I was trying to think of new ways to engage my students during Lit Stations.   I like them to respond to their reading during Independent Reading Time but I want it to be a quick response and something that gets them excited.  I started wondering if there was a fake texting site so I went searching on Google and, lo and behold,  I found this site.  It's really easy to use and the kids enjoyed "texting" their written responses to me. The kids loved it so much that I created a product called Text Me! Reading Response Sheets. Here is a quick picture-if you want to see the skills included, click on any image to go to my TpT store.

 



 

 I would love to give one of these babies away for FREE!

 I am currently working on a nonfiction version of Text Me!Reading Response Sheets for nonfiction.  Leave me a nonfiction question that you would like to see included in my new product.  If I haven't already used that question, I will send you this product for FREE!  I will give this away to the first three questions I haven't used!
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8 comments :

  1. I love your Text Me Activities! I know the kiddos will! A non-fiction question: What are some facts that you learned about the topic? Can you write your opinion of the topic? (Can you tell my kiddos had trouble learning fact/opinion?)
    Hilary (hilzgard@yahoo.com)
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  2. Identify the text structure of the book/passage. (Chronological, Sequence, Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution, or Compare/Contrast)
    How do you know?

    What text features (i.e. charts, graphs, diagrams, vocabulary in bold print, etc.) did the author include in the book?

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    1. Oops, forgot to provide my email address: blakelyhj@troup.org

      I've really enjoyed your blog! :)

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  3. Congrats Hilary and HollieB! I will be sending you my Text Me! product soon. Thank you so much for responding!! I love your questions!!

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    1. Fabulous! Thank you so much, Elizabeth! :)

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  4. What text features helped you the most? What text features could the author included to make the text easier to understand?

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    1. Email...oops! Melissawood1@verizon.net

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  5. Another one...taking from Reading Workshop lessons...would you categorize this as a disaster text or achievement text? Explain your thinking.

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