"Elementary students are wiggling scholars in sneakers."
Get Chunky, Monkey!
Has this ever happened to you? It's writing time, the room is abounding with the quiet purr of pencils on paper as your wiggling scholars are working like elves to produce the most magnificent stories...
and then a scholar shouts, "Mrs./Mr. So-and-So, how do you spell ____ (fill in the blank with any of 10 ba-jillion words)?!"
Yipes! Don't ask me that so loudly! So you scoot over to the chart posted in the room. You know the chart~ the one that you worked diligently on with the students so they would have a multitude of strategies to spell words. You remind your scholar that authors know how to do this without panicking only to hear, "But I don't know how to spell the 'aw' part of crawl!"
Drat~ that is a tricky one!
Perhaps you are in need of a CHUNKS CHANT. (Are you feeling the shameless middle-of-the-night infomercial tone?)
Finally, I have added my Chunks Chant to the TPT store! This product is the one I was searching for (and couldn't find) a long time ago when I decided it was time for me to put together a blog and start selling on TPT.
Can't wait to start sharing this with other teachers and scholars!
Happy Chunking (and not the post-Thanksgiving pre-winter-holiday kind of chunking)!