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    Pocket chart ideas
    By Kimberly

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    I worked with a lady during my student teaching who used pocket charts for almost everything. She used small shaped note pads and made pocket charts for:
    States and capitals
    addition and subtraction
    ABC order
    match a word with its plural form
    puncutation mark with the word
    I can think of hundreds. She did pocket charts for everything she taught. She also did pocket charts for discipline. The students had a bird on the bulliten board and then small pocket chart had different levels like: warning, loss of five minutes free time, note home, and office. She loved pocket charts. The students worked on pocket charts when they finished work early.
    I loved the use of pocket charts to review.

    One other idea that I like to share is that we used a poem a week in class. We put a poem on a poster and posted it in the class. Every morning we read the poem as a class to teach choral reading. We then looked for blends, diagraphs, punctuation marks, rhyming words, etc. We did this everyday and the kids would look at the poem during free time and read it to each other and mimic what we did in class that morning. Just a fun thought that I would add.. I hope I helped.

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