Today I am focusing on teaching mini lessons about verbs. When I introduce a new concept I like to start with something fun and exciting. I found this cute 2 minute clip on youtube about verbs. I am always nervous about showing things on youtube because you never know what is going to pop up. So I use a site called viewpure to clean up the clutter around the song so I don't have to worry about pop ups. I have the original link and the cleaned up link below.
Cleaned Up Version: http://viewpure.com/uJZf_N7GZn4?start=0&end=0
After we watch the The Verb Jungle we will begin to create a chart to list the verbs we heard in the song.
For the remainder of the week I will read the books below during shared reading, as we read we will again add the list of verbs to our chart.
At the beginning of each Writing Workshop time I will try to use some of the verbs we found from the chart in my own writing. This always leads to a discussion of word endings. Generally I am not ready to teach all the ins and outs of word endings yet so I made a quick chart for my students. If they come up with more words on their own I will add them to their dictionaries.