So, after shamelessly using and enjoying the wonderful creations of many very talented teachers, I decided to attempt to give the whole blogging world a whirl. I figure if even one person is able to use something I have created, it is worth it. Between the blogs and Pinterest, both my new HUGE addictions, I will never be at a loss for new, cool ideas to use in the classroom. :)
Okay, so first post. Here we go. I was about bored out of my gourd when it came to the assessments we use after our Open Court lessons. I also have quite a variety of abilities in the classroom, so I wanted to make something easy to adapt to their levels. The first sheet, Hey Diddle Diddle - Tell Me a Riddle, can be used by giving clues to the words in the word family taught that day. At the bottom, students locate words from the board that we blended and have to come up with rhyming words. The second worksheet, Sentence Superstar, prompts students to choose 4 words that were blended that day and use them in sentences. Nothing too fancy or crazy. :) Click on the title of the sheet to download if you'd like.