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Monday, March 8, 2010

Writer's Eye Glasses


I teach my students to use their Writer's Eye. The Writer's Eye was taught to me when I took my CLIP class through ASU. The basics of the Writer's Eye is to teach the children to ask themselves questions while writing. Here are the basic questions:
1. Do I see a capital letter at the beginning of my sentence?
2. Do I see finger spaces between the words I wrote?
3. Did I use lowercase letters throughout my sentence, unless I needed to use a capital letter?
4. Do I see a punctuation mark at the end of my sentence?
5. Does my sentence make sense when I read it?
To remind my students to ask themselves the above mentioned questions I created this bulletin board. Actually, Mr. Phippen was the genius who came up with the idea of using embroidery hoops to form the glasses. Anyway, you need 2 hoops, a small piece of wood to join the hoops, 2 black paper plates, and spray paint to create the Writer's Eye glasses man. The kids love it!

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PS  I have updated this Writer's Eye board and even made a Writer's Eye Bulletin Board product on my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you'd like.  Plus, I posted a tutorial on how to make the giant glasses too.

24 comments:

  1. I love this!!!. Any chance you would share your charts??

    ratsass@frontiernet.net

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    1. I'm planning on getting the charts up on the blog and or my teachers pay teachers board this summer. Thanks for the props!

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  2. THis is SOOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for the kudos.

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  3. I love this idea! I would love to hear more about the other charts you use.

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  4. Great board! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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    1. No problem, thank you for visiting!

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  5. ADORABLE... This is one of the cutest boards I have ever seen!

    Sailing Through 1st Grade
    http://candauscrew.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love what you did with the Writer's Eye board. Thanks for crediting me, that means a lot.

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  6. Awesome all the Eye Sunglasses are very nice.Awesome all the Eye Sunglasses are very nice.

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  7. Hi! I LOVE this idea and want to use it in my classroom. Can you please tell me how you attached the wood to the glasses and you managed to fasten the hoops to the bulletin board?

    Thanks so much!
    Margaret Cmiel
    mcmiel@wsdweb.org

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    1. Sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment. If you didn't figure it out by now I plan on posting a tutorial this summer. ;)

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  8. I love your writer's eyes idea. I just made my own set for my bee themed second grade classroom and gave you a shout out. I hope you'll come check it out.

    ✿Erika
    2B Honey Bunch

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    1. I'll head over to your site and check it out. Thanks!

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  9. This is so wonderful! I am going to have to try this!

    I am your newest follower and a 1st grade teacher too!

    I would love for you to come visit when you get the chance. I have lots and lots of *freebies* to grab! =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  10. I love, love, love this! This is one of the very first things that I pinned on Pinterest. I made a set that matched my color scheme. I did a blog post about it! I included this blog post and linked back to you!! Thanks for an adorable idea!!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

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  11. Thanks for sharing this great idea!!! I teach 3rd grade, so I changed some of the questions to reflect my grade level. Can't wait to go to Michael's tomorrow to get the rest of the stuff to make my great board!

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  12. Hi! Love your board! Where did you get the digraph posters above your bulletin board? (the whale and chicken)

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  13. This is very good information.i think it's useful advice. really nice blog. keep it up!!!

    eye glasses boston

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  14. I love the display!! I work with my students on writing, and they still complain and ask "how many sentences?" Beginning with this display might be the hook I need.

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  15. I am going to create this board for next year. This will be my second year teaching Kinder so I am always looking for new ideas.

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  16. Hi! I love this idea but how did you attach the glasses to the bulletin board? They are bit heavy and I am wondering on what type of hardware to use.

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