1. Go to your dashboard.
2. Click on settings.
3. Click on posts and comments.
4. Scroll down to "Show Word Verification" and set it to NO.
5. Save the settings (don't forget this part, like I did three times!)
6. Voila...your blog is now comment-poster friendly.
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Now, on to the real reason for this post...
I am very excited to share this activity with you. One of my colleagues, Kim Murphey, demonstrated this with her third grade class this year. I began using it with my second grade Intensive Reading class and they LOVED it. It is called "Walking Punctuation" and it is a way to get kids moving and reading at the same time. The directions and motions can be adapted to what works best for you. The most important parts of this activity are the echo-read and the repeated reading being done audibly.( I did have to practice reading aloud in a quiet voice a few times...my little ones didn't always realize how loudly they were reading.) When the students are reading aloud, you are able to walk around and listen in to do quick checks. I've created some posters that can be displayed around the room or put up on a document camera. If you would like a copy, please visit my TPT store and download them for FREE. I hope you fnd this useful.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Select a passage.
Provide each student with a copy.
First, Echo-Read passage with students.
Then, students stand up and walk around the room while reading the passage aloud. When they come to a punctuation mark, they make the corresponding motion. Once a student finishes the passage, he\she sits down on the floor and rereads passage silently.
Period: stop walking, put feet together with a little “stomp”
Comma: rock forward on one foot and back on the other foot
Question Mark: stop walking and raise hand in the air (like you have a question)
Exclamation Mark: stop, then jump up and down