Thursday, June 28, 2012

Back 2 Blogging + Show Me the Evidence


I have been such an unfaithful blogger. It has been 8+ months since my last blog post. Life has been very busy for the Rojas family. When I first started my blog, I was at home with a brand new baby girl, who slept most of the day. That gave me plenty of time to create and share while the hubby and big sis were off at school. Somehow that sleeping infant turned into a crawling, walking, running, climbing toddler, who gets into everything!!! Add to that going back to work full time, being a wife and a mommy to 2, and trying to buy, decorate, and create a brand new home. Now, when I finally find a quiet moment alone…I sleep.
                                                                       
Luckily during all of that time, I had an amazing school year! I had the best group of students who were hard working and eager to learn. Plus, I had an amazing grade-level partner. We put together a wonderful fourth grade program that I am very proud of.

Once again, I am on a mission to find and create new resources for the upcoming school year. Of course pinterest has been my ultimate inspiration.

I recently stumbled upon this anchor chart from Polka Dots & Teaching Tots:
 
Reading responses were a big part of our language arts program this year. However, I wish I would have spent more time emphasizing the need for EVIDENCE in my students' responses. Next year I plan to create a similar chart. I would also like my students to have a reference sheet in their language arts notebooks and/or homework folders to refer to when writing their responses. With permission from Polka Dots and Teaching Tots, I created the following:

Click the pic to share!

Be sure to visit Polka Dots and Teaching Tots. She has some amazing ideas!

48 comments:

  1. Love this anchor chart!
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I need your help! Come check out my last post ❤

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  2. This anchor chart is excellent! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Welcome back! I love the anchor chart and reference sheet!

    HootHootHooray!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I am going to use it for sure! Our constant phrase is PROVE IT! This will go perfectly.

    Welcome back. I have thought of you often in the last 6 months and glad to know that it was just regular old life getting in the way. Your children are lucky that you have your priorities straight!

    :)
    Jennifer
    Lifelong Learning

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  5. Welcome back! Totally understand where you've been...and I only have 1 2 year old running around! Thanks for the evidence chart...this is awesome!

    Haley
    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

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  6. Welcome back into bloggy world!!! So glad you can squeeze in some time to blog. You posts and ideas are always inspirational and creative and wonderful:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  7. Welcome back!! My daughter is the same way. Life was easy when she slept all of the time, but now she's all over the place & it's hard to sit down for 2 seconds lol. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Great anchor chart!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you're back!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  9. Love this anchor chart! Definitely need to do this more also this coming school year!

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  10. So glad you are back! Thank you for the chart.
    Sandi
    Literacy Minute

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  12. Thank you for the mention in your post today! Again, I am so flattered that you liked my chart. I am currently drafting a post that will link back to your blog so that others will come over and grab your reference sheet because I love it and think it is a great resource!

    Polkadots and Teaching Tots

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    1. Your welcome!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  13. I'm one of your newest followers. Thank you for sharing.

    Emily
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  14. I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by to get it.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack
    Ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  15. This will work great...even with my 6th graders!

    Justin Greene
    http://inthegreeneroom.blogspot.com/

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  16. Welcome back!
    I gave your blog the One Lovely Blog award!

    Teachin' First

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  17. I'm always telling my 2nd graders "Show me the Evidence". This will be perfect to use in my classroom.

    Just found your blog today, and I love your ideas.
    Sandy


    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

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  18. I awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award! Stop by my blog to accept it!

    http://www.psychedtobeinsecond.blogspot.com

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  19. I love your chart - thank you for sharing.

    As for not blogging much lately - you already have many followers who are just awaiting your return. Life changes daily and we are happy to go along with it.

    Keep up the good work!

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  20. Welcome back!! And I love your Evidence reference sheet!! It will be perfect for my reading notebooks! Thank you so much!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  21. I love your blog and just gave you an award! Check it out at http://motivatingmindsstocking.blogspot.com/2012/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  22. Just found your website and love your Show Me The Evidence poster. It's a great start especially since I find that many students struggle with this concept. Thank you for the idea!
    :0) Melissa
    www.moretime2teach.blogspot.com

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  23. Hey, it's nice to have you back. I missed your blog!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  24. I have a surprise for you... I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award! Come on over to pick up your award. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    :0) Melissa
    moretime2teach.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this chart! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  26. Can I get a copy of your reference sheet? Or do you have it available somewhere? I like the fonts you used. :)

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    1. If you click on the picture of the reference sheet, you should be able to download the google doc. Let me know if it doesn't work!

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  27. I just discovered your blog! Just love it. I'm looking forward to getting more ideas from my fellow teachers all over the US. (I'm from Louisiana)

    Ann

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  28. Welcome back! Many of us know how it is to have sweet babies around! Enjoy that little sweetheart. The bloggy world will be waiting! Blessings,

    ✿.。.☆♪♫*❤*Melly*❤*☆.。.✿


    Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

    The Yellow Rocking Chair

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  29. Oh I like this. Getting all my ideas together. Almost ready for another group of 4th graders.

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  30. Hi,
    I just found your blog. I so agree with the need for students to cite evidence from the text. I took a class this summer that addressed this for secondary students and I have just finished a product that will hopefully get primary students citing proof from the text they are reading. I just became your newest follower....welcome back to BlogWorld.
    Amy

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  31. I can really relate to your busy lifestyle. I am brand new to the blogging world and just started my own to make the experience more meaningful in my "spare time". I hope you don't mind that I placed your button in my sidebar under "Blogs I Love". I got some really great ideas from you!
    ~Holly
    Fourth-Grade-Flipper

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  32. Just found your blog through 3rd grade's a hoot. I am your newest follower! Great ideas!! I am new to the blogging world so come check my blog out!
    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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  33. Welcome back! It's good to see you blogging again!

    I've got a new blog I've just started! I'd love some new followers - if you don't mind taking a peek! Thanks! http://beyondthegradebook.blogspot.com

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  34. Thank you for sharing. You're blog tooo-cute! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: Check it out :) http://www.diaryofateachaholic.blogspot.com

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  35. I'm so glad you're back! I wanted you to know I used your Boggle board in my classroom this past year to rave reviews from the students--at least most of them. Thanks loads!

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  36. Just wanted to say I'm a new follower and I love some of your ideas already! I teach first grade but I also work with G/T kids so I think even some of your upper grade activities will help me with my G/T small group. Welcome back to blog land!
    landoflearning.wordpress.com

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  37. Glad you are back!!

    Thanks for this resource. This past year I really tried to teach my 6th graders how to find "proof" in the text to support their answer. It was tough for some of them. Actually, restating the question was tough for some of them. :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  38. I just recently discovered your blog and love this evidence chart. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  39. I will be sharing your evidence chart with college students enrolled in a New Jersey alternate-route, teacher-training program. They will love it!
    elaseminars.com

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  40. I'm so happy you are back! Your blog was the first to inspire me last fall- I was on a scrapbooking blog, and there was a link to your blog, then I found your tool chest...and many other teacher blogs...I didn't know such a thing existed! So thank you for the inspiration- I had the best year last year!

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  41. Welcome back!!! May another fantastic year unfold!
    ReadWriteSing

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  42. We spend a lot of time teaching students to show evidence in written responses. We have not; however, used a chart like this. I love it! Great idea! I plan on sharing this with my co-workers. They will love it!

    teachingfourth.blogspot.com

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  43. Great anchor chart! If you get a chance hop over to my blog and check out the giveaway I am having. http://funinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/
    Diane

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  44. What font did you use for the word "Evidence"? I love it!!!!!!

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