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:
Try this quick reading check in strategy to keep students accountable for their independent reading. It is also important for teachers to demonstrate an interest in their student's reading choices, but it must be done quickly in a large class. This check in strategy will help develop a culture of reading in your classroom from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.
2016 Reading Challenge (For Kids!)-this is *perfect* way to get your children to read more this year! It's like a scavenger hunt and book program in one. Find the types, read them and check them off. No specific books required, so you can get everything from the library. Free printable, too!
"My students ask to play these everyday!" Students will love to practice author's purpose, fact & opinion, generalizations, point of view, text features, and text structure with these engaging reading board games. Each game comes with a game board and 25+ game cards to help student practice these skills in a fun and exciting way!
FREE Daily 5 Menu / Literacy Station Ideas PrintableI 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 that embody these basic ideas.I hope this helps you with planning and organize your thoughts and ideas!