I am just going to right on ahead and post these visual plans today! Why not do 2 blog posts in one day?! ;)
I've been talking to Meredith from Creativity to the Core non-stop about my reading block and how I am struggling with implementing the reading workshop approach with the station rotations and guided reading meetings that I love. I knew there had to be a way to do it and she helped organize me and guide me into what I should do. Like, she even drew pictures for me! (ah, love her!)
I like the reading workshop idea, but I feel like there are so many gaps and it can get tedious (just my opinion). So, I am not going to delve deep into it all just yet because I just started but I am letting you peek at my plans and see how I differentiate and get it all in. It worked last week and I bet it will work again!! The kids were SO engaged and busy with meaningful work! The reading block is as follows:
2. Off to stations they go
3. Stations Include: Read to self, respond to reading, skill work, teacher table and word study.
Students only visit four stations a day so each day I switch out station strips. (I will do a blog post later once I've gathered photos)!
Oh, and I am a freebie hound... so, there are a lot of freebie links in there from me and many other amazing TPT-ers!
Just click here or on the image below to see my visual plans up close & to be able to click on the product links!
I hope you can find these useful!
Have a great weekend!!