Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tried it Tuesday & Workshop Wednesday: Candy Comprehension

I'm linking up with two of my favorite girls Holly for Tried it Tuesday and Jivey for Workshop Wednesday! Both of these teachers have such great ideas to share so be sure to check them out!
They continually inspire me!
I'm so glad I remembered this lesson (I forgot about it last year)! I TRIED it a couple of years ago and it was definitely a SUCCESS!  I created this lesson a couple of years ago when I was a reading intervention teacher. I had to create fun and engaging lessons because I pulled students during the day for an extra 45 minute reading block, so I wanted them to get excited about reading and coming to see me!
Last week I interviewed my students individually using my Reading Interest Inventory
 and learned a lot about my students as readers. This week I met with them as groups for the first time and I wanted it to be fun, yet give me some insight on their reading comprehension too.
I present to you...
CANDY COMPREHENSION!
 
 
I used a picture book for a mentor text for their first guided reading group lesson. I had all these Starbursts in a bag so they couldn't see them. Each student was able to pull a Starburst from the bag two times. When a color repeated they had to add on or say something different from the previous student, which showed me which ones were good listeners. Of course, I told them they'd have to work for that Starburst, so I did my "teacher" probing when they gave me answers I thought could be stretched. The questions require them to be thoughtful, but the candy makes it a little less threatening!
Want to try this in your reading groups?
Leave a comment with your email address and I'm glad to share!
This will be part of a larger unit soon to come!
Thank you for commenting and reading my blog! :O)
 

52 comments:

  1. Ok now THAT is fun!!!! I must have it! Thanks for linking up friend!
    xoxo
    Jivey

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  2. This looks great!!!
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

    Thanks and take care

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  3. Would love to give this a try!
    cherrick@frontiernet.net

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  4. What a fun way to practice comprehension. I'd love a copy! Thanks!
    sleepnght@yahoo.com

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  5. Love this idea! I would love it! alex_lindsey@hotmail.com

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  6. I would love this idea! So fun and a great motivator for the students! leslie.brennan@sjsd.k12.mo.us Thanks! :)

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  7. I would love to give is a try. Love this idea. kimquinn1970@gmail.com
    Kim
    Quinnessential Lessons

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  8. I would love to try this! Melissatackett11@Gmail.com

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  9. Yes please! Thank you for sharing.

    rebecca27king@hotmail.com

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  10. You KNOW I want it!!! Thank you, love!!! XOXO
    butterflialisun@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to try this!! Thanks.
    kathigallentine@gmail.com

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  12. Another awesome product/idea! Thanks for sharing! :)
    maryh.lester@hotmail.com

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  13. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Laurie.hamilton96@gmail.com

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  14. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing it!
    wingert2of10@gmail.com

    Mary

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  15. Joanne,
    This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this, Does the teacher get to pick candy too? I can only hope.

    thanks
    matt
    Follow me on Bloglovin'

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  16. This is awesome! I would love a copy rolandteach@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. My kids would love this! Thanks for offering to share.

    erocks720@aol.com

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  18. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

    anhudacek@gmail.com

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  19. That is a rHEELy great idea Joanne. Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda
    eveningstar02@hotmail.com
    teachingbiliteracywithmrsestevez.blogspot.com

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  20. That is a rHEELy great idea Joanne. Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda
    eveningstar02@hotmail.com
    teachingbiliteracywithmrsestevez.blogspot.com

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  21. What a fun idea!

    Amandabrecht@yahoo.com

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  22. This is so cute! I'd like to adjust it a little and to use skittles because there are more in a bag and easier of my pocket! Can I get it at TpT?

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  23. What an exciting way to teach comprehension. I like doing activities that doesn't always require the student to write something down. And who doesn't like starburst.
    Penny.long@ocps.net

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  24. Oh my ! This looks awesome. I needed something to help with comprehension. YOU ROCK
    missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

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  25. This looks like fun. I wish I were as creative as you!
    mobucich@gmail.com

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  26. Thanks for the Reading Interest Survey. I was looking to revamp mine. This will definitely help.
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  27. This would get a complete buy-in from my 4th-sters for sure! I like the idea of using it right at the beginning of school and then pulling it out every so often as an assessment tool or to review a text. I LOVE the idea of "sweet learning"!!
    Thanks :)
    mtbbent@aol.com

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  28. Sounds fun and they will love it:) Thank you for sharing!
    katie_marie_0206@yahoo.com

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  29. What an awesome idea! I love the part about not repeating something another student had already said. My class could really use work on that idea too. Thanks for sharing!

    Deb
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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  30. My kids love anything with candy! This looks great!
    a.kaye.t@gmail.com

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  31. My kids will do anything for candy:)
    gabby.fithian@gmail.com

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  32. I would LOVE this! dnk72310@yahoo.com
    Thanks Joanne!

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    1. Yes, they come in the tropical flavor. :O)

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  34. This looks great! Thanks for sharing!!!
    spenstk@yahoo.com

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  35. Such a great idea! I'd love a copy. Thanks for sharing!!
    Christie
    christiecupit@yahoo.com

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  36. Yep, totally forgot to come check out your post when you linked up! Sorry, friend!! This is awesome and just look at how many people wanted your candy comprehension!! Can I get a copy too? Pretty please? Candy is always a winner:) I am working on my post for tomorrow and came here to copy your link (which then reminded me that I still needed to catch up on my reading!). :)
    ~Holly

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  37. What a great way to motivate students. They'll do anything for a Starburst. Thank you for the great activity.

    Kathy
    kbronco@lsusd.net

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  38. This looks like tons of fun!
    cslemp06@gmail.com
    Courtney

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  40. What a great idea. I have a couple of low learners this year and this would be a fun activity.
    mrucka@gmail.com

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  41. Oh, how I need this! This will motivate my students! Thanks for sharing!
    CRBURRELL@aol.com

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  42. Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun. I would love it if you could send this to me. Thank you so much.
    sydcohn@gmail.com

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  43. Wow, my kids will LOVE this!!!! Candy is ALWAYS a motivator!!!! And so is having FUN!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Can't wait to get it!!! Now, off to buy some Starbursts!!!
    borntoteach67@gmail.com

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  44. love this idea! can't wait to try it with learning partners! taraleann@gmail.com

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  45. Would love to try this! corinne.fraychineaud@rcsd.ms

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  46. I would love to try Candy Comprehension. dmstych@muscatine.k12.ia.us

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  47. I would love a copy of candy comprehenison.

    readersinaction@gmail.com

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  48. Love it! Would love to try it!
    lbrown@dickinsonisd.org

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