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Ask An Expert

Anchor charts, Behavior, Daily 5, Math Workshop, PBIS

In Stopping the Revolving Door at Your Guided Reading Table – I share a strategy that takes the focus off of you as the sole source of help, empowering your students to identify others in the classroom that can help problem solve or provide an assist, when needed. Our Ask an Expert chart, identifies tasks/skills that students frequently need help with, and shares who in the room can help (besides the teacher). To create the chart, I determine classroom situations that seem to…

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Stop the Revolving Door at your Small Group Table

Behavior, Daily 5, Math Workshop, PBIS

Interruptions during guided writing, math, or reading are inevitable — no matter how many times you’ve practiced and practiced working independently!  We’ve done the “IF, THEN” problem solving chart.  While these types of lists help, they are not inclusive of all types of problems and challenges that your students may encounter during their 15-20 minutes of independent work time. To alleviate interruptions, I teach my students strategies for working through problems on their own.  We create an IF, THEN chart…

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STEM Choices in Daily 5

Daily 5, STEM
STEM in Daily 5

You realize the benefits of STEM, but wonder when to add it in?  Your day is already packed, and you can’t see where STEM fits?  What about your Daily 5 time?  Why not add another option to the choices that are available to your students?  STEM choices!  Incorporating STEM into your Daily 5 routine is a great way to bridge science, technology, engineering, and math into your literacy block.  Gone are the days where we treat reading and writing as separate…

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Read to Someone

Daily 5, Reading

One of my favorite things to do is to soak up what happens during Partner Reading.  When students Read to Someone, magical things happen! they mentor one another as readers they build their schema they build their stamina they collaborate, dream, and question they deepen their understanding The quiet hum of our classroom during Read to Someone is a welcoming sound.  I often just want to be a casual observer, listening in as they communicate and share. I introduce Read…

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