In our classroom this term we are trying something different for managing our Literacy section of the day. We can choose from 5 options each day.
Reading to Self
Reading to Someone
Working with Words
While the students are working on one of the above, Miss T can work with individuals and groups. So far it is going very well and we are learning to be self-managing,and to know our goals and work towards them.
We have a time together for about 10 minutes when we learn about something in reading, writing or spelling. After that we can choose one of the above. We spend about 25 minutes on this option, it is then back to the gathering area for another 10 minute learning session. We generally have three choosing times each day, broken by 10 minute whole group times.