Hi bloggy friends,
I wanted to share something I recently made for my readers' workshop. We have been focusing on "write about reading" heavily this quarter. To help students understand the expectations and goals of write about reading, I made a sort of the characteristics and behaviors I am seeing (and want to see) in my classroom. Students completed the sort by deciding if the description was a level 4, 3, or 2. Students sorted the descriptions in partners and were required to discuss why they would place the descriptions in a certain level. See the pics below:
I uploaded this activity (including a completed rubric that you can use for student reflection) onto teacherspayteachers today. Stop by to pick it up; the free download includes a zip file with the sort and rubric in PDF and word form so that you can change it to fit your needs.