Looking for a quick way to help manage your Reading and Writing Conferences with your students? Look no further! I will admit, I LOVE doing individual conferences with my kiddos for reading and writing! I will also admit, that sometimes I am at a loss for what to say, or what to teach next. I needed a way to help me focus! So, I created these Reading/ Writing Conference Labels, Forms, and Rubrics. They help keep me focused on what I am looking for, plus give me space to take a note or two. When I sit down
Category: Reading workshop
Hello all! Thanks so much for “hopping” by today! Now that we are back in school, I am working on setting up our classroom routines and procedures (as we all are I am sure). So, for Reading Workshop (I use the Daily 5 framework tweaked to work the best for me) once we have some stamina built up I start in with mini-lessons! We have so much to cover don’t we? So, I usually start with Check for Understanding and back up and re-read. I do this lesson several times, so I always try to pick books that I love.
Wow! I have been AFB (away from blog)! Sorry about that. We had parent conferences this past week. I really enjoy meeting with my cherub’s parents, but it takes a lot of prep! Enough about that! I am writing about Reading Workshop today. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love doing Reading Workshop everyday! I do a modified version of Daily 5. I do 2.5 rounds everyday. How can I do .5? I will explain below. Everyday everyone does Read to Self. Then, I have a computer rotation. I only have 3 computers in my classroom,
As I have posted before I am a huge fan of the Sisters, D5 and the Cafe menu. I have seen a ton of different ways that it is done in a ton of different classrooms. I like to do a hybrid. I let the kiddos write some of the strategies, and I write (or print) others. Here is a picture of my board at this point in the school year. Actually, since I have taken this picture we have added a few more strategies and EVERYONE has a goal! Woo-hoo! We decided as a class that “Choosing Good Fit
I love the Sisters! I had the pleasure of meeting them a few years ago when I first started using D5 and Cafe in my classroom. They really are as pleasant as they seem! Obviously, I am the one in the middle! That being said, I also love D5! This is a link to their fabulous website! The Daily Cafe. I have been using their Reading Workshop framework for 5 years now and would not teach reading any other way. Of course, I don’t do it exactly the way they do. You have to do what works for you right? I