Tips for Teaching
Here I have tried to brainstorm all the
things that I do to make teaching Reading easier, for the students
and the teacher. Please email me if you have any tips you
would like to add to this list! You will get credit!.
I do not have a "reading table." I
find it takes up too much room- and too much time to get everyone to
the table. Instead I have students move at the beginning of
reading class to the different meeting areas in my room. I
then move to each group. This saves a BUNCH of time.
I keep a clip board with a sheet of
labels (like Avery labels for your printer). Whenever I sit
and read with a student I jot down notes. Then when I have
spare time I peel the label off and stick it in my students file
that I keep.
I have a reading cart. This is
actually a kitchen cart that I bought from Target or Wal-Mart.
It has three wire shelves and it is on wheels. On the top
shelf I have my reading tub with all my notes, lesson plans, pens,
dry erase markers, E-Z Readers, clip board for notes, etc. The
next shelf are any sets of books that we will use in groups.
On the bottom shelf I have dry erase boards to use in groups.
Whenever I move to a group I wheel my little cart with me!
Normally I have the cart more organized-
but this was taken during the summer so please forgive the mess!
( I have four usually) has a reading basket. These are plastic
magazine holders that have the groups labeled. in the basket
they keep their guided reading books and a folder to hold any work
we use in reading. Next year students will also include a
spiral notebook so all activities we write will be in the same
place. One student is responsible for getting the basket
daily. I usually just let the kids decide who will remember to
MORE COMING SOON!!!
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