But FIRST - Let's talk about THIEVES! Haven't heard of it? It's a Nonfiction Pre-Reading Strategy to help kids pre-read a nonfiction text and to read between the lines of a nonfiction text to better their comprehension. The word THIEVES is an acronym.
T = Title
H = Heading
I = Italicized Words
E = Every Bold Word
V = Visuals
E = Every Caption
S = Sources of Information
We use this when we introduce Nonfiction text to our students to help them with their comprehension. We break down each letter into a separate lesson. Our THIEVES unit usually takes 9 weeks. (1 week for each letter, but 2 for visuals and 2 for Sources of Information). The lessons can be anything really - just basically teaching them to use these things before you read to better your understanding. I've made some visuals that I printed (enlarged as well) and placed in my room for the students to refer to. Alas, we have today's FREEBIE!!!
This Freebie includes:
A brief introduction to the THIEVES strategy for teachers, the THIEVES acronym cards to print and post in the room, a Visuals poster to print (enlarge as well) and hang for when you teach about the different types of visuals and my FAVORITE.... A THIEVES cootie catcher!!! If you grab the freebie, please help me with some questions I have at the end of this blog post. Just click on any of the pics to grab it!
Cootie catchers are SOO much fun!! What better way to have your students pre-read a nonfiction text than to use a cootie catcher?? The directions for the cootie catcher are included! How much fun is this!?
I hope you take the freebie and I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about what to do during the individual lessons, just let me know! I'd be glad to share what I've done :)
NOW! Onto my questions
1: I'd like to give my blog a new do. So I'm looking for someone who designs blogs. Suggestions welcome :)
2: I'm in need of some free fonts - suggestions welcome :)
3: I would also like some new clip art. Please suggestions some places/people that have cute clip art. If you do - please also let me know whether or not I need a license or something before I use it on my TPT items.
And lastly, my giveaway ends at midnight tonight. please don't forget to enter!!! (click on the word enter to go back to that post) Don't miss out on your chance to win a $25 gift card to TARGET!!!
Ok - babies need held so I'm off to cuddle. Have a great Friday night!!