Key Elementary, Year One
Register/Szabo – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will work collaboratively to spell this week’s spelling words.
- Students will speak when it is their turn, and listen when it is not.
- Students will use improv while working in one big team.
ELAGSE1L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
ELAGSE1SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
- Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
TAK.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience
ELA & Theatre
Any carpeted space. Students can either sit in a circle or sit in their “spots”
Students were gathered in a circle. The rules of Cat Ball were explained, and then students would be told they would be working as a team to spell ALL their spelling words for the week. The teacher stands in the center of the circle, announces the word, and then tosses the ball to a student who adds a letter.
For an advanced class, the teacher can try to trick students by passing the ball to a student even after the word has been completely spelled. Especially if the words you are working with has silent or sneaky endings, this can be a great challenge.