Thursday, June 6, 2013

Question Cubes and Prompt Sticks

I had these great dice from the dollar store. I got two for a dollar.  I decided that I would use some of them as question cubes for Guided Reading.  I color coded them so that it would be easy for me to know which set to use.  The green ones are for my students who are reading bellow grade level.  The blue ones are for my students reading on or above level and the red ones are for non fiction books.  I love that they are made out of foam because they won't make too much noise when the students roll them on the table. These could be good for group discussion at the end of Guided Reading or it could be fun for the students to roll to determine what they will write about in their Guided Reading response journals. 

Dice, the questions, scissors, and a whole bunch of mod podge was all I needed for this project.  And some t.v. shows to watch while making them of course. 


Grab my questions for FREE HERE!

Another thing that I worked on today was a journal prompt jar.  I started with the prompts last year but then the project didn't get finished in time for school and they just sat around. If you are ever stuck on journal prompts I LOVE looking at this website for ideas.   



Now when I hear the oh so common "I don't know what to write about", I can simply reply "Go pick a journal stick."

17 comments:

  1. I believe parents should take active part in studying of their children. Therefore, when I'm not able to chech my kids' home assignments, I get to online homework help services.

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  2. Do you happen to have your guided questions for your dice available? I love this!

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    1. Nikki, thank you. I have added a link to the questions in the blog post above. Enjoy!

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  3. Katrina, I found your blog from Pinterest and I am addicted. I teach 9th and 10th grade but a lot of your ideas are applicable for my students too. I plan on implementing literacy stations more next year and I like this dice idea. Keep up your awesome ideas! I plan on linking you on my blog: http://www.igobymiss.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Katrina,
    Where did you find the dice? Which dollar store? Thanks!
    Susan

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    1. I found them at Dollar Tree. They were in with the toys. Good luck! I hope you can find them!

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    2. Thanks! I will look today!

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  5. Great Ideas! Thanks for sharing it.

    Mariel

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  6. I love the idea of the dice questions! I have those dice for my math manipulatives and every time I see them in the dollar store, I want to buy them again (am I the only teacher who wants to buy things I see in the store all over again because they look cute?)...now I have a reason to buy some more! Thanks for the idea!

    By the way, I am your newest follower! Can't wait to get more ideas!

    Bobbi
    Bitty Bilinguals

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  7. Wonderful idea! I'm excited to use these during my guided reading groups this year!

    ~ Cathy

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  8. The Question Cubes are a spectacular idea! Thanks so much for sharing =)

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  9. I've been searching for something like this ! thank you!

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  10. This is a really great set of questions for my ELL students to use in order to quiz themselves after they have read an article or fiction. Thank you very much! These questions can be used in conjunction with Readlang, which I just recommended recently to all of my students.

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  11. Just found your blog… great ideas here! Too funny, we have the same blog design ;)

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