Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Currently

I'm linking up with Farley for her July Currently.

Listening to the fan blow and trying to keep the house cool. That's Florida in the summertime for you!

Loving having all of this time to work on my blog. There are so many things I want to post about, but don't want to over-do it! Starting with anchor charts and getting organized. Plus a little face-lift for the blog was well over-due!

Thinking today is the day the dogs get a bath. Might help cool them off too!

Wanting something cold to drink from Starbucks. I've recently discovered their secret recipes and am having so much fun trying new flavors! Have you tried the Orange Creamsicle frappuccino? Order the strawberries and cream frap, but sub orange mango juice for the strawberry. AH-mazing!

Needing a fun July 4th manicure. I'm seeing so many cute ones on Instagram and Pinterest! Red, white, & blue mani here I come!

4th plans include fishing at the pier, packing a picnic, and watching the fireworks downtown with my honey. Can't ask for anything better! 

Now head over to Farley's page and link up with your own July Currently! 

Anchor Charts: Character Analysis

Yesterday I posted some anchor charts for you in regards to starting out the school year with narratives. So, I'm sticking with that theme today in getting into one particular aspect of narrative elements: characters.

Across grade levels readers are responsible for getting to know their characters deeply, to walk in their shoes. As intermediate readers, our students need to be able to grow ideas about the characters in their stories. To be able to predict what the characters will think/do later in the story, and to notice when their characters are acting out of the ordinary. They need to be able to understand and explain why their characters are behaving in a certain manner and what causes characters to change.

Here are some ideas to get you started with analyzing characters: