Isn't it a beauty? :) I totally plan on bringing my classes out here and using it to review elements of fiction, nonfiction and how to analyze poetry. (Another bonus: Almost EVERYONE on my team helped put it up, even those teachers who don't teach reading! I'm so lucky to teach at a school where teamwork makes the dream work!)
Here is a closer look:
At our school, our Reading Vertical Teams noticed that summarizing was a weakness for students across several grade levels. I used the (giant) foldable to help students visualize how using BME (Beginning, Middle, End) & Somebody Wanted But So Then (another summarizing strategy) related back to the plot mountain. It seems to help kids realize that we can't just pick details from the first paragraph, a paragraph in the middle and a random detail at the end. A summary includes the most important parts of the plot! (This is still a work in progress for my kids but we are getting better at it!)
The last piece of the board, is focused on analyzing poetry and looking at figurative language/sensory details. Our kids are usually pretty good at analyzing a poem but the figurative language (well, really the PURPOSE of the figurative language) can totally trip them up.
Up next: the Science Bulletin Board and a peak at our 50 State Parade. Have a fabulous Wednesday!
PS. Look for the originals of the different items on this bulletin board, coming soon to my Teachers Pay Teachers account!