#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!
A1 - ELA activities that focus on authentic purposes and audiences. Students working together rather than alone. Revision and improvement is the focus. Choice. Using technology to broadcast or record or share & connect globally. #5thchat
A3 - Technology has allowed my students to work with their classmates while at home, talk to students around the globe, and get feedback from teacher & students throughout the world. It also allows revisions to be made to their work throughout the whole year! #5thchat
A4: Global Read Aloud!! My class loves it and we get to connect with schools around the world. Making connections through learning with people they would have never had the chance to meet before. #5thchat
A5:I usually start with old school, writing drafts before the typing and technology. I feel the old school, gives the students more to be proud of because they can see the transformation from writing to typing. Also, use newsela for some reading articles. #5thchat
A6: Literary letters. I have students write to one another and they are truly amazing. They write a summary and critique on the book. They offer their opinion, genre, questions, connections, predictions and why the reader should read the book. #5thchat