Quilts do more than just provide warmth. Some tell stories of long journeys or serve as an outlet for artistic expression, while others are given as gifts.
In the story, Making a Quilt, the main character learns how to make a quilt from her grandma. After carefully following her grandma’s instructions, she creates her own beautiful quilt.
Have your students create their own quilts using the templates and tutorials below:
Templates based off the book:
Make a Quilt, Irish Chain pattern, student template
Make a Quilt, Irish Chain pattern, teacher template
Make your own quilt design template
Other ideas and tutorials:
Geometry for Kids: Nine-Square Paper Quilt Design
Geometry for Kids: Quilt Activity Using Triangles
Classic Kids Craft: Paper Weaving
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Guided reading has never been so engaging. For the past month my students have been enjoying improving their reading skills with Snap Learning’s guided reading program. The program is so user friendly and intuitive for both teachers and students. SnapLearning has thought of everything. As a teacher who has 5 iPads and 27 students I appreciate the little things that Snap Learning did to make it work for everyone! I most appreciate the individual student log in because it makes sharing iPads and the using the program simple! In the past my students participated in small guided reading groups with me, but they have never begged to be in the first group to go until now. My students can’t wait for their turn to be in a guided reading group because each lesson is full of engaging, relevant content that they actually enjoy reading about.
The lessons are packed with interactive content that draw the students in and make them want to read and comprehend. The lessons contain videos and other interactive media that build up their background knowledge and get them excited about reading the passages. The vocabulary instruction is explicit and students go through each word at their own pace, moving on when they are ready, just like the rest of the lesson. Each lesson contains a section for a written response too. My students are writing details and using text evidence in these responses. Writing about what they are reading is such an important skill in the era of CCSS. They are writing with details because they are engaged and motivated to share what they are learning. Speaking of CCSS, the lessons are aligned with CCSS and the informational texts are of very high quality. Students can pick out vocabulary controlled text easily and feel insulted by it in traditional guided reading materials, but that is not a worry with SnapLearning’s guided reading program. My students not only enjoy reading with SnapLeaning’s guided reading program, but they are showing signs of reading improvement in their daily work and progress monitoring! What more could a teacher ask for? I have engaged students who are loving reading and showing improvement in their reading ability thanks to Snap Learning.
HEIDI MORGAN is a 6th grade Reading and Language Arts teacher. She is passionate about technology integration and is always looking for new and innovative ways to create the best 21st century learning environment for her students.
Visit her blog: http://cornerofteachandtech.blogspot.com/
Tutor: Christina Cooney
Districts: Washington, Robla, Twin Rivers
I have two Associates of Arts degrees, one in English Communication and Literature, and the other in Liberal Arts. I have a TESOL certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This May I will be receiving my Bachelors in Arts for English from California State University, Sacramento. I plan on becoming a high school English teacher with a specialization in teaching those who speak another home language (ESL).
I love working with the SNAP lesson plans. Everything you need to be a successful teacher/tutor is laid out in these handy books. Plus, the students love learning about all the non-fiction topics, such as: The Rainforest, Martin Luther King Jr., Recycling, and more.
The lessons not only provide students with the reading, writing, and comprehension skills, but it also gives them valuable information. After completing a lesson on the Constitution, one of my sixth grade students proudly told me that her class began learning about the Constitution. She already knew all about the Constitution and was even able to help some of her classmates. She told me that her teacher was so impressed with her knowledge on the subject!
The SNAP books that students use are wonderful. They include everything they could need: a table of contents, a glossary, pictures, informative and entertaining texts, graphic organizers, and real-world examples! After completing a lesson the students get to keep the book and add it to their library. Many students that I have worked with don’t have any other books. By the time our sessions are complete, they have six books that they have read and understood. The students cherish these books.
I recall walking in to tutor and seeing one of my second grade students reading a SNAP book to her younger brother. It was such a heart-warming moment to see this little girl sharing her new-found love of reading.