One great thing about my job: I basically loop with my locos each year.
One not always great think about my job: I'm constantly learning all new grade level subjects.
But, reading is reading. I love how even if the grade level changes, good reading skills will always be good reading skills.
I teach a mixed reading group of 3rd and 4th graders.
Currently we are working on my Trickster Tale Common Core Unit:
After some playing around with reading plus Daily 5 plus CRAFT - we have it figured out!
Opening - Always a CRAFT lesson that matches out standards for the week.
Mini Lesson - This is a reading and focus from my Trickster Tales - Common Core Unit 1. After we are finished with this one, we will move on to my (currently being finished) Unit 1
Work Period -
1) Work with Someone (Teacher!) - this happens every day for each student. they are strategy based groups working on the standards from the mini lesson.
2) Word Work - this is done in partners. It occurs for my lower students 3 times a week; for my higher students, 2 times a week. The focus is different for each group and they are partnered based on my phonics assessment (that I am working to bring to y'all).
3) Read to Self - Never enough time for this!
Maybe it's my OCD, but my students always have a graphic organizer or reader's response sheet to fill out as they read to self. Something like this:
click [HERE] to grab it from TpT.
5) Fluency Practice/Listen to Reading - My students practice a poem 3x, then record themselves reading it on the computer. Afterwards, they listen back to themselves reading it. There is a short reflection to fill out about what they noticed and how to improve. They then record themselves a second time. But to balance this out, for every one time they record themselves, the next time they are are listening to a book on CD. Got to have a balance, locos.
How does everyone else work out reading centers??
**My usual editor/teacher/friend was swamped this week! Any 3rd grade teacher want to review my Trickster Tales packet with a fine editor's eye? Email me!**