Monday, June 11, 2012

Hello, Reading Street


Reading Street ResourcesMy district is implementing the Reading Street program this upcoming year and I went to a training for it today.  With all the materials that have been given to us, it's a little overwhelming to say the least.  It will definitely be a huge change for most of us, but I can see all the good things about it already.  I'm sad that it pretty much takes up my whole day (3+ hours of reading/language) which leaves 1 hour and 15 minutes for math and that's it once you factor in rotations and lunch.  Science and social studies are supposed to be integrated into the RS program, so we'll have to see how that works out. I might have to tweak it a little bit because I love teaching social studies too much to just throw in a non-fiction text in the social studies genre once in awhile.


Anyways, part of Reading Street is having a Concept Chart (bulletin board) on display all year long. You teach a little from it and use it as a graphic organizer for your lessons.  I was browsing Pinterest and found a few cute examples.

Since I feel like I have so much to do, I jumped right into creating things for my concept board and that means a freebie for you!  If you'd like to use these Big Questions, just make sure you have the 2012 edition of Reading Street, otherwise I think the questions vary a bit.  It's available at my TPT store HERE.

I'll post more as I create more for next year.  I'm trying to slow down so I still have things to keep me busy over the summer! :)

2 comments:

  1. My school system began using Reading Street last school year. It was a big change from Literacy Collaborative! I am moving to 3rd grade next year after teaching first for the last 10! Thanks for the concept chart freebie!!!

    Aimee
    www.pencilsbooksanddirtylooks.com

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    1. I'm moving to 3rd after two years of 6th, so it'll be an adjustment for me, too! I'm just glad I'm starting with the rest of the 3rd grade team when it comes to the new language program, so I'll be learning right along with them. I'm sure you'll be just fine with all your experience, no matter what the grade. How do you like Reading Street, Aimee?

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