February 2 is Groundhog Day. Check out this great groundhog goodie from Beaumont, California teacher Jennifer Solis.
As a class we completed a cloze reading activity, which was a summary of Go to Sleep, Groundhog! After reading the passage to the class, we reread the passage, stopping at each blank space. Students used their whiteboards to write the word they thought would go in the blank. Once the students revealed their answers to the teacher, one student was chosen to write the correct word where it belonged. This is a quick, easy way to assess student comprehension.
eReaderstheater.com has a great play for Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day –a fun play which includes rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to help bolster young children’s reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions.