In Reader's Workshop, we begin with a read aloud or mini lesson where we focus on a particular skill or strategy. In independent reading, students read in their "book nooks" around the room and apply that skill or strategy while reading their "just right" book. Individual conferences take place at this time. Following independent reading, students work collaboratively in literacy activites and meet with me in Guided Reading groups. Here, we are reading at the student's instructional level, monitoring fluency and comprehension.
Unit 1: Fables, Folktales, Myths
Unit 2: Economy
Unit 3: Problem Solving
Unit 4: Nature
Unit 5: Poetry
Infer and Visualize
Unit 6: Fighting for Freedom
I highly recommend this site (from the Morton, IL school district) that offers more than a dozen great reading comprehension games.
Click here for an interactive main idea game.
Here is another great site to practice identifying main idea.
Visit this site for practice drawing conclusions.
Use this link for practice making inferences.
We learn spelling patterns using Words Their Way. Click here to study this week's list--hard and soft c and g.