STORY STARTER: When ___________heard a voice whispering, “_________________,” she knew she was not alone. **Common Core State Standards: L1, W3, W10, SL4 (uses clauses/transitions/commas, writes routinely within time frames, uses adequate volume) Lesson link: http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ (Photo source link provided below)
When students participate when no one else is or answer a challenging question they can get 'smart beads' to wear. they trade in smart beads at the end of the day for a little note that goes home to their parents! AWESOME :) .....I like how this uses parent praise as the rewards, and recognized academic achievements.