My dad and grandma are in town visiting right now, but I have been feeling the itch to get into my classroom and begin setting it up before classes begin on August 22. I snuck away for a few hours yesterday morning and put up all of the permanent posters that will adorn my walls this year. If you’d like the files (which include the text…if you’d like to make your own posters, it’ll take a lot of cutting and pasting!), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the vocabulary is designed to help my students narrate, and some will help them understand, respond to, and ask critical thinking questions.
The first two are the Compare and Contrast Signs and the Narrative Vocabulary sign (please excuse the error with later/finally/at last…it is corrected in the file and in my classroom, I just didn’t take a new photo!):
These Standards Based Assessment posters are so that my students understand the grades they receive:
The Expressing Opinions is new this year, and I hope that its presence will encourage me to up the reps of these structures and that their accessibility will encourage students to use them more often.