Tried It Tuesday- Donors Choose

Linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday!

I finally jumped in and created a Donors Choose project! It has to be approved, so there is nothing to share just yet, but I’ll be back as soon as it is so you can check out the project! It was super easy to set up. I really hope that this project will be funded!! 🙂 I’m requesting class sets of three extended texts to use with my kiddos: Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, The Sign of the Beaver, and Who Is Neil Armstrong?


This Donors Choose project was created because of something I tried this year… I used the extended texts listed above as read-aloud studies this year, but with the rigor of the Common Core, students really need the books IN THEIR HANDS so they can refer to the text and provide evidence from the text.

Speaking of texts and standards…I found this chart on parcconline.org (which is who will be creating our STATE TEST aligned to Common Core)- I thought it was a really great overview of what the year should “look like:”

This is the 4th grade one of course. Check out the other grade levels by going to PARCC’s website!

Hope to see you all tomorrow for Workshop Wednesday! We’ll be sharing how we teach persuasive/opinion/argument writing!