First, we read the Cowboys reading selection, talked about the pictures, worked with the new words, and talked about what it would be like to be a cowboy--or cowgirl too of course.
Then we worked through my Cowboy or Cowgirl Glyph. We started out with the glyph questions and patterns. If you're not familiar with glyphs, they are a visual way to represent data. For this glyph, depending on how you answered questions about cowboys, you colored the hat, boots, bandanna, and gloves a certain color. You could also use the same items printed on colored construction paper.
Next, we looked at all the glyphs and worked a bit with data analysis and graphed the results from our cowboys. Check out the results! The kiddos even named their cowboys and cowgirls.
We had read about branding too in the Reading Street selection and the kiddos made their own brands. (Yes, Ninjago has had a big influence this year!)
Then we worked with symmetry and created these fun and colorful cowboy boots. I think I'd wear the brown and purple ones. What do you think? Would you wear them?
If you can read the writing prompts above, it looks like the line from Cowboys in Reading Street about what cowboys eat made a lasting impression. They wanted to eat cowboy food! But I didn't add that to the plan--maybe next time.
You can purchase my Cowboy and Cowgirl Glyph HERE at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. The symmetric boots are from Loreen Leedy's TpT store.
Robin @ Little Blogfish