Reflection: Routines and Procedures Mix and Fix Sentences - Section 1: Why this Lesson?

 

Morning work is just what is sounds like, work that students do first thing in the morning.  The reason why I have morning work is because I like for students to have something waiting for them when they come in.  There are many reasons why I like to do this:
- Students get used to the routine of coming in and turning their brains on.
- Students come in and get away from the door because they see something waiting at their seats.
- Students are less likely to chat with each other or with me because they need to get to work.

Within the first fifteen minutes of the day, I have to check folders, read and respond to parent notes, send money to the office or cafeteria, take attendance, watch announcements and get everyone settled.  I will be honest; I don't have time to deal with students at this time, but I want them to be doing something meaningful.  So, as I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off, my students are doing their morning work- they are practicing their reading and writing skills to become more proficient.  Morning Work, especially with Mix and Fix Sentences, is a really helpful AND useful time every day!

  Morning Work?
  Routines and Procedures: Morning Work?
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Mix and Fix Sentences

Unit 10: Reading Foundational Skills Lessons
Lesson 9 of 9

Objective: SWBAT find inconsistencies in written sentences and will be able to re-order and/or correct them.

Big Idea: Give them a mistake and trust me, they will find it! (So, let them find it AND fix it!)

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