In this game, students will match the genre to its definition. Players take turns selecting cards from each other to see if they can match the genre and its definition without selecting the Old Maid card. The player that ends the game with the Old Maid loses the game.
Students are expected to determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text. This activity contains a Tic-Tac-Toe board, cards with a short passage, and an answer key. Each player will need to choose a game piece (pennies, nickels, colored beans, paper clips, safety pins, “X” or “O” written on a small piece of paper). Each player takes a turn choosing a card, reading the passage, and choosing an answer on the back of the card to identify another meaning for the underlined word in the passage. The other player checks the answer key to see if the answer is correct. If the answer is correct, the player puts a game piece on one of the squares on the game board. The first player to get 3 game pieces in a row or diagonally is the winner.
Students are expected to
demonstrate understanding of a text and identify Main Idea, what the story is
about. This activity contains 28 Main Idea cards. Each card contains a short
passage, and multiple choice answer options for students to identify the main
idea. When playing this activity, the cards are divided amongst all players.
Each player takes a turn reading the passage and the answer choices on their
card. The other players refer to the answer key to determine if they answer
chosen was correct.
Story Element Sort: Students need
to be able to ask and answer questions about the stories they read. This
activity will allow your child to demonstrate an understanding of stories.
Players will choose a card from the stack, read it and determine the
appropriate story element column to place it in (character, setting, problem,
solution, plot, or theme). After sorting the cards, students may extend their
learning by answering the question cards and writing their response on a
notecard or piece of paper.
Persuade, Inform, or Entertain
Sort: Students need to understand author’s purpose when reading a passage. This
activity will allow your child to demonstrate an understanding of an author’s
purpose. Players take turns selecting a passage card. The player then reads the
passage aloud. They then decide if the author's purpose was to persuade, inform
or entertain and place it under the appropriate header card. Continue until all
the cards are selected.
Have your student help you read the recipe as you work your way though, focusing on descriptive words and even challenging them to consider what changes would happen if you doubled the recipe!
Today is the conclusion of Columbus City School's celebration of Read Across America and Right to Read Week. Your children have had the opportunity to participate in many fun activities centered around reading. Yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday. As we conclude this week, attached you will find a biography of Dr. Seuss you can read with your child and a graphic organizer. You will also find a list of Dr. Seuss books according to grade level. Read the list to discover a new Dr. Seuss book you can read with your child at home.
After your child reads, it is important to make sure they understand what they have read. Attached you will find the activity Roll and Response and and a number cube that will help your child show their understanding of a book they have read. After you cut out and make the number cube, your child will be ready for this activity. After your child reads a book, they will roll the number cube and complete the activity that matches the number they land on.
This game is like tic-tac-toe. It helps your child recognize sight words. Sight words are those that need to be recognized automatically by sight and generally can’t be sounded out. This activity was taken from Growing Book by Book.
Words are found every where we go. A great place for children to find words is at the grocery store. In this activity, Shopping for Words, children will look for words that start with each letter of the alphabet at the grocery store. Encourage your child to search for all types of words and not just the names of food items. When you leave the grocery store, your child can write a story using the words form the chart.
Columbus City Schools will be on Spring Break from April 14th-April 21st. Attached you will find K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade Choice Boards that students can complete while they are on Spring Break.