Saturday, August 4, 2012

Student Forms to Use With Wonderopolis

Last year as part of my morning routine students wrote about Wonderopolis' Wonder of the Day in Wonder Journals.  Because of budget cuts in my district, I am not sure if we will get any student journals, so I began thinking of an alternative to using journals in my second grade classroom.

My teaching partner and I talked and decided to create a form to put in a Wonder of the Day folder.  She created the first one below that we will be using at the beginning of the year and I created the second one that we will use later in the year.

We discussed what parts of the Wonder we thought were important and tried to incorporate those into the forms.  Some features we want students to think about are: their thinking about the Wonder before reading it, based on the question posed and picture, new learning after reading over the Wonder as a class and the Wonder Words.

At the beginning of the year, we will be posting a word from the Wonder that we want students to learn as we read over the Wonder.  At the beginning of the year (the first form), students will be writing what they think the word means based on what they Wonder is.  Later in the year, we would like students to write their own definition of the Wonder Word and use it in their own sentence after going over the Wonder.  Wonderopolis' is an excellent resource for helping to build vocabulary.

I'm excited to use these forms in a Wonder Folder this year and see how it impacts student learning.  Feel free to email me if you would like me to send you either form.





10 comments:

  1. Really clever! What a great idea!
    Thanks for the share. Awesome.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Richard. I hope you are able to use the form in your classroom.
      Barbara

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  2. I would love a copy of the first form! I'm trying to think of a way to incorporate Wonderopolis with my 3rd graders. Keeping a "Wonder" section in their notebook might be a great way to do it! My email is debrudtke at yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I hope you find the forms useful in your students' notebooks.
      Barbara

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  3. I love the folder idea. I'm planning to use the Wonder of the Day with my first graders and I added a link to my classroom blog. I would love copies of both sheets. I'll send you my email. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  4. Valerie,
    Thank you for your comment. I'm excited to hear how the Wonder of the Day works with your first graders.
    Barbara

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  5. I would love a copy of your wonder forms! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. Could you send me a copy of your forms too?? Rtrumm@aesd.edu. What a great resource!!! Thx!

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  7. I would love a copy of the forms. kenelya@friscoisd.org
    Thanks so much for this wonderful resource!

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  8. if you are still active on this site may I have a copy of both forms? my email is bertao.sabrina@gmail.com
    thank you

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