Guided Reading Group Binder
This year I have been all over the place with guided reading groups, at least when it comes to organizing the lessons and scheduling. Now that I have created the binder I feel much more confident, organized, and just together! The first picture is the front of the binder.
This is the inside of the binder with my Scholastic reading levels wheel. The pages up front are just blank forms for scheduling and lesson plan templates. There are five tabs: AM Group - Schedule and Lesson Plans, AM Group - Individual Conferences, PM Group - Schedule and Lesson Plans, PM Group - Individual Conferences, and Skills and Strategies. I have the AM and PM groups because we are departmentalized.
Example of my scheduling template.
Prove It Key Rings for Guided Reading Groups
I got this ridiculously good idea from Joanne over at Head Over Heels for Teaching! I made a bulletin board out of the posters and six key rings to use for my guided reading groups. While I'm not having GRG I put them inside the supply caddies and the students are using them all the time!
Guided Reading Lesson Plan Ring
Like I said before, so far this year I haven't been the MOST organized that I could have been when it came to guided reading groups. I did start this little ring of lessons though to help for next year. Every lesson that I do I print it out (smaller than a half sheet), laminate it, and then stick it behind the correct lesson category: Context Clues, Elements of a Story, Poetry and Figurative Language, Text Features, Text Structures, Fluency, etc. Now when I have a group of students are struggling in a particular area (or enrichment) I can pull out a lesson already prepared and I know I have the materials. Storyworks from Scholastic has been BEYOND amazing for my guided reading groups, for both my lower and higher students!
Now this isn't technically MY made it... My kids created all the scrapbook pages for their Biography Scrapbook Reports and I just bought the actual scrapbook, but I wanted to brag on them! Obviously it still needs a little cover but I'm going to let one of my students create that, now to figure out which one!?
Tricabulary - Fractions
My newest TIMER Tub (math station) game for Fractions. It requires the students to match the term to the definition and then, for a little enrichment, an example. You can take out the example or certain terms depending on your level of students. My kids really like it and my gifted kids love the challenge! Click here to get a copy.
Storia - From Shapes to Geometry
"I" in the TIMER Tubs stands for Independent Reading and Writing. Storia is a big hit in my class so I decided to download a few math literature books. Some of my students are getting enough out of just reading the book but some need a little bit more enrichment so I created file folders for the different books. Sorry it looks a little weird, my printer was running out of ink :o( I'm getting them laminated tomorrow and then they will be write and wipe-able! Click on the picture below to download.
It feels good to be able to link up again! It means I actually got something done, haha. Can't wait to see what everyone else made. Happy Monday y'all!