Friday, October 9, 2015
Our literacy block looked a bit different this past week as students took on the responsibility of doing some self planning for the different parts of this time. Our literacy block always starts with a mini lesson, and then is split into four parts. During the four parts students are either meeting in a small reading group, meeting in a small "word work" group (spelling, phonics, sentence structure, etc,), reading to self (must do every day), reading to a partner, or listening to reading. Reading groups and word work groups are scheduled for them, but this week students started planning out when they would do the other activities. They will fill out a plan for week each Monday. Students enjoy having this responsibility as well as some choice over when they do these activities!