Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wrap it Up with Common Core

It's time to introduce you to my newest labor of love. It's taken me quite a bit of time to finish this one and I'm really proud of how it turned out. The main reason that I came up with this is because I can't ever remember to have something ready to close my lessons. We have drop in observations and I'm always scrambling trying to think of something to close the lesson. Not a good feeling! Anyway,  I came up with these half sheets that address the Common Core ELA standards for 2nd grade. I've included over 100 prepared questions and an editable template for you to create your own questions.


 Here's an example of what the sheets look like.
 I've also included an editable template for a gradebook or checklist that you can use to assess your students' answers.
 If you prefer another color for the covers, I've included a black and white version that you can print on colored paper.

Here's how I'm organizing my Wrap Ups:


 I got a 2 inch binder with a clear view front. I put the title page on the front and the spine inserts on the spine. The spine inserts are easier to insert if you print them on cardstock.


I printed the section headers and put them in my notebook. I used some of that new pretty Scotch tape to show the different sections. You could also use labels or tabs. I'll probably add tabs later but I didn't have any at home.

 I copied the sheets and put them in clear sheet protectors. I ran off a copy of one to show you how I'm going to organize it. I chopped each page in half. I put the top prompt in the front of the sheet protector and the bottom prompt in the back.

Now I'm partly ready for those drop in observations!  

You can check out these out by clicking on any of the images or clicking here.

63 comments:

  1. I am so excited that I found your blog. I am a 2nd year (2nd grade) teacher. Although I am excited about the CC, I am really worried about it too. Seeing all of your resources has really helped to put my mind at ease. Thank you for making your hard work available to others.

    Oneal2n@manateeschools.net

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  2. These look great! Thanks for making and sharing them!
    Gsmithteach @ gmail.com

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  3. This looks great! docketta@yahoo.com

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about those drop-in observations and these would be perfect for that! I so appreciate all of your hard work on this unit!

    ashleyhenwood24@gmail.com

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  5. These look wonderful! lifeinspecialeducation@gmail.com

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  6. This is a great idea! Susan dekatt@insightbb.com

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  7. OMG! These look AMAZING!!! We are going standards based next year so these will be GREAT!!!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  8. This is amazing! lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

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  9. Love this! Can't wait to use this! Thanks for all your hard work! alex_lindsey@hotmail.com

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  10. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Bforbes89@gmail.com

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  11. I can see why it was a labor of love...it is so thorough and will be great in use! Fingers crossed...

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  12. Very cool!
    anhudacek@gmail.com

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  13. This is a fabulous resource. It will put my mind at ease about my lesson closures, especially since we have drop in observations too. I love how you organized them too! Thanks for your hard work.

    Erin
    Snazzy In Second
    Erin.c.stephan@gmail.com

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  14. This looks wonderful! I always have a hard time figuring out how to close a lesson as well! Thank you! I love all of your creations! erinvaughn@k12tn.net

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  15. So... Tell me what you will remember from today's lesson...isn't enough? Drop in observations are coming for us this year too with a new evaluation tool. I love how these are all aligned with CCSS.

    apyle2 AT gmail DOT com

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  16. These look awesome! My principal has mentioned that a "ticket out the door" is important, and I agree. This is perfect!
    Thank you!

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  17. Love this resource!
    sdclewis@gmail.com

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  18. I feel too many teachers leave off the closing of their lesson, yet brain research has shown how important for mastery the closing is. Thank you so much for recognizing this vital concept. Also, thanks for the opportunity to win.

    cheriluckie@yahoo.com

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  19. Wow! This looks fabulous! I'm anally organized and I love how everything is at your fingertips and ready to go! I would love to win this because I'm constantly creating exit tickets and I'm exciting to try your binder! lisa.pragg@appo.k12.de.us

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  20. What a great idea! This will be so helpful.
    shenderson@prescott.k12.ar.us

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  21. Wow! I shamefully admit to being one of those teachers who doesn't properly close out lessons very often! I am moving up to second grade after 4 years in first grade this upcoming school year and this would be a great companion for me! Thanks for taking the hours upon hours that I imagine it took you to do this!

    Jenni
    clark.jenni@gmail.com

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  22. These would be great! I'm looking for some things to do with my new 2nd graders now that I'm back in 2nd grade. Wolfe.Stephen@gmail.com

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  23. As a soon to be new teacher this looks amazing. Bethrodda@gmail.com

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  24. These look amazing! Clearly spent a lot of time creating, So glad you took the time to make these closers.

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  25. I love the whole concept. Self assessments in one of the most important skills we can teach our kids.
    tania
    mysecondsense@gmail.com

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  26. What a great idea. I think it works as a great "dip-stick" to assess the class. You are very creative.
    Laura V.
    mrslauravuong@gmail.com

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  27. I would love, love, love, love, love to have one of these! I'm trying to get as many Common Core resources for my 2nd graders as I can for this year. Thank you SO much!!

    ~Wendy
    sdwd727@gmail.com

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  28. This looks like a fabulous resource! Thanks for spending the time to create this!

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  29. This looks like a great resource.
    ashlieksebert@gmail.com

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  30. Awesome resource! Love CC resources!

    Brobinsn@hazelwoodschools.org

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  31. They look great and I forgot to add my e-mail. I love all your stuff.

    whitakertd@yahoo.com

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  32. I love the idea of having this handy for a drop-in observation especially with the new evaluation system we have AND trying to implement Common Core. Thanks for coming up with this! :)
    Cathy :)
    wojo1279@gmail.com
    C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom, and Crafts

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  33. These look awesome! I find that I struggle with wrapping it all up, too. Even if I don't win, I'll probably purchase these!

    Nikki.back@gmail.com

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  34. This is awesome!!! Would love to have those handy for my pop-ins as well.

    rockingitin3rd@gmail.com

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  35. This is a great idea! I would love to have these as a resource.
    Emily
    emilyamoore@hotmail.com

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  36. Thanks so much for all of your hard work! I think closing my lessons is the area that I need to improve most in my teaching. This is a wonderful idea!

    Holly Stanley
    quenehms@yahoo.com

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  37. Awesome! Meghan.appleberry@yahoo.com

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  38. Great resource! Would love to have!

    Brandi
    successinsecondgrade@gmail.com

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  39. These look great! I am not as good as I know I should be about exit tickets/time to review the day's learning. I would love to use these which would make me be more intentional. Thank you for being so creative and doing all the work for me!

    andrea . m . lee84 @ gmail . com

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  40. Great idea!! What a terrific resource!! stockto2276@gmail.com

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  41. These look terrific! From a teacher perspective, I love how you tied them to the CC and organized them. From a student perspective, I think they'll love how fast they are to complete. Regardless, they are packed full of formative information for daily teaching while giving me an edge up during those unannounced observations.

    Kandia
    kcross@509j.net

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  42. These look awesome! What a great resource!
    Erica
    msjcalifornia@gmail.com

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  44. What a super clever idea!!! I love it!
    Kpotamis@gmail.com

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  45. What a great idea. Love being able to be ready for observations as well as the common core.
    Vkinder@gmail.com

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  46. Terrific idea!
    Prendergastpatty@mac.com

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  47. What great documentation. Very organized. msacquitne@hotmail.com

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  48. This looks like a wonderful resource to have for the common core. As a first year teacher, I'm trying to collect as many resources as I possibly can for the common core. I would love to have this pack. sabaumann02@gmail.com

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  49. Common core is making us crazzzzzzy!
    Great that you have embraced it and set such a fine example.
    Thanks for sharing !

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  50. Wow! What a great resource for me to use in my second grade classroom! I'd love to win ~ fingers crossed! :)
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  51. This looks fabulous! It certainly would keep me organized in terms of what I have taught.

    Cindy
    cl14mentor@oh.rr.com

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  52. This is absolutely amazing! I would love to start my year this binder. :)
    Sherry
    sherrymc62@bellsouth.net

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  53. Hope you haven't picked your winners already! I think the packet looks wonderful. Great way to assess what kids r getting out of the lesson.

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  54. Hope you haven't picked your winners already! I think the packet looks wonderful. Great way to assess what kids r getting out of the lesson.

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  55. Absolutely love these! What a fantastic idea! Love all your products!
    Erin
    cpieterman@rogers.com

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  56. What a great idea! I am still trying to figure out how I am going to assess all the common core standards, this looks like a great tool! abuchanan@mightymessengers.org

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  57. What a smart idea! I would love to have a set. Thanks for the opportunity! kdamy@hotmail.com

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  58. Absolutely amazing product! Thank you for all your time and effort. These will be great to use this coming year!
    -Jaime
    brightconcepts4teachers@gmail.com
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  59. What an amazing product! Thanks for the chance to win one.

    Heather Haugen
    heatherhaugen@netzero.com

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  60. You've done a lot of work. It looks great!
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  61. Would love to win one!!! :)
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  62. What a great product! This is a great way to address the ELA standards and assess student learning (and yes, be prepared for those planned/unplanned observations!) -- thank you for all of your wonderful products!

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  63. Amazing! I am dying to win this one!!!!

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