Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine. I might not use it for every lesson, but I do think that if I get the kids into the habit of using the flip chart..."
I thought it might be nice if parents had a little background knowledge to help them, help their child. Why not tell them what fluency is or how it sounds? Why not give them directions on how to help with those things? Well here you go...Fluency Folders!
Debbie Diller on Word Walls.... 1. Make a border or grid for the letters/words. Based on research, the brain sees in borders. 2. Make vowels and consonants different colours. 3. Add a picture for the beginning sound of the letter. 4. Make the words on the word wall black and white. Words are easier to see and it is a common color for words in print.
First Grade Glitter and Giggles: freebie