Reading Workshop (50 min)
There are four components in my classroom that takes literacy to a whole new level including reading logs, literacy bingo, mystery reader, and accelerated reader. Along with these four components, I incorporate a 50 minute daily reading workshop.
Data Chart Center: This is where I post students' reading logs, literacy bingo, and accelerated reading.
Each quarter students are given a Literacy Bingo sheet with a different genre in each bingo square. Students must complete one bingo by the end of each quarter. With those 5 books, they must complete 4 book reports and one Bingo presentation with a visual aid project.
Every other Friday I have a Mystery Reader. I encouage parents to sign up for a day to come and read to the class. I even tell them that siblings or even grandparents are welcome as well. Parents sign up with me and choose a book. They leave me with 5 clues about themselves and during the week I post one clue a day until Friday. I believe this helps get the students excited about reading and brings parents into the classroom.
Students are to complete 6 AR books (at their level) and quizzes per semester. Students may choose to use Bingo and AR books synonymously. Like the reading logs, this is kept track of in my data chart center where students can see how well they do on AR quizzes. Students can take quizzes when they are not meeting in their guided reading groups.Reading Workshop consists of 3 components including mini-lessons, guided reading, and independent reading.
Mini- Lessons (10-15 min.)
Students are taught strategies that help them become better readers.
Mini reading lessons taught:
Connections- text to text, text to world, text to self
Point of View
Reading with expression
Guided Reading and/or Individualized Reading (35-40 min)
During guided reading a group of students are meeting with the teacher while others are individually reading. Students are either reading silently, writing about what they are reading in their Reader Response Journal (RRJ), whisper discussing what they are reading with a reading partner or taking an AR quiz. Students are given assignments in their guided reading groups pertaining to their own books and mini-lessons taught and are to do those assignments in their Reader Response Journal (RRJ).
Sample Guide Reading Schedule-
Here is a sample schedule from my student teaching:
Guided group (1) (mon/wed/Fri) Marvin Red Post (Low)
Guided group (2) (mon/wed/Fri) Maniac Magee (Low)
Guided group (3) (tues/thurs) Stargirl (Medium 1)
Guided group (4) (tues/thurs) Frindle (Medium 2)
Guided group (5) (Fri) (Literature circle) Walk Two Moons (High)