Springtime Stop Swap and Roll

PhotobucketIt’s time for another Stop, Swap and Roll. This time around I was introduced to the phenomenal Alexandria Jackson from Classroom Action with Mrs. Jackson.

I visited her store, and I had a lot of items to choose from.   Since my school uses the Journey’s curriculum I thought I’d try her Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend Supplemental Packet.

This supplemental packet had a bit of everything. Each week, most of my students receive 100% on their vocabulary tests. The only exception are my four weakest readers, and they truly bomb our vocabulary tests. I’ve tried a variety of strategies, but this week we used Mrs. Jackson’s engaging cutting and pasting vocablary activity that forces students to truly think about the words, by offering slightly different definitions than those that are in the reading book.

My weaker readers took their time with the assignment, and as a result they all received higher scores on our vocabulary test.
Her packet also had activities for my strongest readers.  I often feel the activities in our Journey’s workbooks are too easy for my highest readers.  Mrs. Jackson took care of that with several challenging maps and flow charts.  I especially liked challenging my highest students to answer several higher order thinking questions about the story in complete sentences.  

My Students also found the new activities refreshing.  We enjoyed the supplemental packet so much, I already purchased one for our next Journey’s story.  
You can enter to win this fun supplemental packet by clicking on this Rafflecopter link. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please head over to Ms. Jackson’s blog and check out the product she picked out from my store. I’ve put the air and weather unit she blogged about on sale this week.  There are a ton of other product swaps and giveaways.  You can check them all out below.  Enjoy!


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  • Ashley Arthur
    April 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Great post! This is my first time doing the swap, I am having so much fun discovering great products and tools for the classroom.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Michelle
      April 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed this product swap. I always have a blast with them!

  • Brionni McGriff
    April 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Great post! I loved how your product supported your weaker readers! What a fantastic item!
    -Bri @ Knowledge Mobile

    • Michelle
      April 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • Mrs. Nicolau
    April 26, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Looks amazing!! Glad to be part of this great group!! Thank you for joining us!! 🙂
    Brinca Into Bilingual!

    • Michelle
      April 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you!

  • Storie
    April 26, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I'm always on the lookout for ways to teach and practice vocabulary. Thanks for sharing!
    Stories by Storie

    • Michelle
      April 28, 2015 at 3:57 am

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting.