Saturday, September 1, 2007

Reading Stations

I have good news and good news. Which do you want to hear first?
One good news is that the desks are going away, to be replaced by tables! It's a perfectly marvelous turn of events for the classroom, as it will allow for much more flexible groupings of students than last year.
The second is related to the first. We'll be implementing Stations into the reading classes this year. I'm not entirely sure yet of which stations you'll be seeing around the classroom, but here are some ideas running around in my head:
Progressively Worse / Drawing the Line Video
Ed Incentive Proposal
Vocab (plays, short stories, video vocab skit)
Silent Reading time
Word Roots
Literary Terms
TESA preparedness (videos, practice tests)
SRCs (identifying, item writing)
As a whole class we'll be working on Fluency (speed reading) and evaluating past performance on the Reading TESA.