Reblogging for myself to refer to later. Thanks, PPT!
I have been hoping all year that next year I could move up a grade. With that hope in mind, I’ve been pinning on Pinterest Daily 5 and Cafe Strategies ideas. It doesn’t look like I’ll be changing grades, so I thought I would at least share what I’ve found.
The books are written by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser.
Here is what I’ve found:
If you are trying out Daily 5 / Cafe next year (or thinking about it) and plan on doing some research of it over the summer, I suggest you bookmark or reblog this post!
I’m thinking about making this our next class novel. I actually need to make the decision by tomorrow morning - I didn’t realize how close we were to finishing Robinson Crusoe! Any thoughts on this book and it’s appropriateness for 4th grade? Is it an enjoyable read? Thoughts?
It is a great read- I did it with a group of 2nd-5th graders last year. The kids really enjoyed it, but they will probably need a lot of support in terms of setting the scene. The book is set in the 60’s, and a typewriter is integral to the plot. The kids we read it to had a lot of questions, but were definitely engaged and loved the story!
I love them. My students love them. I can use them as a jumping point for what I want and need to do, and the resources & ideas are all there.
I love Junior Great Books so. I just wish we had enough copies of the student books for all the kids in my reading groups. That’d be dandy.
I love books like this.
Some theory, which aligns largely with my own (which means I can easily fit ideas from the book into my own classroom).
Breakdowns of the finer points and strategies for easy application in the classroom.
Notebook Connections: Strategies for the Reader’s Notebook by Aimee Buckner. I shall provide a further review after I read more, but so far I’m loving it.
The Bookies is an awesome local bookstore that has an amazing education section. They have education books and resources, and I have a gift certificate.
So, Tumblr buddies:
I’m looking for resources to help me with minilessons for reader’s workshop. What are your favorite resources? Any you’ve heard of or used that look promising?
I teach 3rd grade and have a range of readers (don’t we all?), but I’m really just looking for any good reader’s workshop minilesson resources. At this point, I’m floundering and dread teaching my reading minilessons, so any help or direction would be appreciated. So, spread the knowledge?
In reading and writing. It’s my goal this year to improve my conferring skills. So I’m asking you:
What kinds of questions do you ask your kids? How do you choose a teachable moment? How do you hold your students accountable for their goals?