FREE Daily 5 Menu / Literacy Station Ideas Printable
FREE Daily 5 Menu / Literacy Station Ideas Printable I have compiled ideas to use for Daily 5. The girth of these ideas stem from Work on Writing and Word Work. I have received a lot of questions from new teachers on how/what to do at those stations! There are so many awesome resources out there t...
Literature Circles Made Easy
I love using literature circles, or book clubs, during my guided reading groups! I love them because they make lesson planning simple, they give me the opportunity to introduce new authors and series to my students, they give my students the opportunity to practice skills learned in a mini lesson and most importantly...the kids LOVE them! They cheer when it is their day to meet with me and they grumble if we have to cancel due to assemblies or fire drills. Having my students get excited…
Whole Class Novels Reading Workshop Style
English teachers struggle to fit it all in. We want to teach the novels we love while also allowing the freedom and choice that reading workshop provides. Can we do both? Yes! Keep reading to find out how…First a bit of background about my interpretation of what reading workshop and whole class novel teaching looks like:
Guided Reading and ELA Centers in 5th Grade!
When I started at my new school last year, I came into a new reading program. I was used to doing almost all of my reading instruction WHOLE CLASS, but my school uses a guided reading model all the way up to 5th grade. I definitely had to rethink my reading block! I had done centers in the past, but wanted a really clear way to maximize the time and make the transitions clear for the students. Here's how I do my guided reading block! ROTATIONS We have Guided Reading/Centers Monday-Thursday…
A Strategic and Efficient Way of Implementing the Daily 5 - Education to the Core
A Strategic and Efficient Way of Implementing the Daily 5. When I was introduced to the Daily 5 this year, I embraced it I loved the idea of having the consistency with centers everyday.