So I plowed through Kim Adsit and Michele Scannell's Blasting off to Reader's Workshop.
I really liked this unit. I have to be honest and say, I didn't think I would be able to do independent reading in my class. Not that they aren't readers, I actually have quite a few already on a DRA 3. But that their stamina isn't there. They just can't sit and read yet. Or so I thought.
Of course there are some who would rather do anything else. But for the most part they loved getting a chance to practice what we have been doing. Yeah!
I did go through her unit quickly, but only because some of it we were already doing. BUT I reviewed EVERYTHING. I didn't want to regret it later.
I have them in small tubs reading books. This is just makes it easier since I have AM and PM and I can just manage it better. BUT I am probably going to have to have book boxes. How can I manage that?
What am I going to do with my REALLY low students, who right now are struggling to keep their attention at circle? They can do this too I know!
Wish me luck!