Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday Teacher Tips from October 16

I forgot to post these last week!  My 2nd and 3rd grade teachers are part of a district pilot program to try iPads out in the classroom.  They each got 4 iPads to use, so we're looking for great apps of course.  One of the tips deal with an app that I think is pretty good - I especially love the directions and descriptions shared by Tammy Worcester.

iPad app to check out—Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets is an app I just learned about for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s an app that will allow you to create your own “sock” puppet show.—Who doesn’t love a good sock puppet show?  You can use it to retell a story or for a book review or for an original play.
The app is free,  and with that free app you can record shows that are 30 seconds. There is also  a store where you can purchase more content  and extend your recording time up to 90 seconds.  Here is a link to a blog that  provides a really good explanation. 

Tammy Worcester - Sock Puppets App

Literature Circles/ Handouts for Book Groups

Check out the awesome Literature Circles handouts from Laura Candler Teaching Resources page.  Even if you don’t use the Literature Circles model, the resources for character and the Literature Response Questions are excellent and could be used in a center.  For character she has an Intermediate & Primary list of character traits and a  handy graphic organizer.

A few more Halloween read aloud suggestions

Boo Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin— new Junior Everybody series
HalloweinerDav Pilkey—picture book
One Halloween Night— Mark Teague—picture book
Dangerous Pumpkins—Emily Jenkins—new chapter book in our LMC

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