Curriculum Resource for parents
Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell)
Reading is knowing and understanding what you read.
90 minutes literacy
Small groups on last years reading level
End of the year outcomes is Level I
Focus: Levels A - D sight words
Focus: Levels E and higher
Comprehension and Writing
Spiral Curriculum - Connect Ed
Send home every Monday - do not need to be returned to school
Lucy Culkins - Writing Workshop
7 Units of Study
Launching a Writing Workshop
Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing
Writing for Readers: Teaching Skills and Strategies
The Craft of Revision
Authors as Mentors
Nonfiction Writing: Procedures and Reports
Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages
Phonics/Working with Words (Fountas & Pinnell)
Reinforced in Guided Reading Groups
Games to play at home
Collecting and examining life
PLTW - Will start in th Winter
My School and My Family
How Do We Get Along in School?
Why Is It Important to Learn from Each Other?
Why Do Schools Have Rules?
Who Helps Us at School?
How Are We Good Helpers at School?
What Is a Map?
What Was School Like Long Ago?
What Groups Do We Belong To?
How Are Families Special?
What Do Families Need and Want?
How Do Family Members Care for Each Other?
How Do Families Change?
What Are Family Traditions?
What Do Good Neighbors Do?
Health - Michigan Model
Social and Emotional Health
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Personal Health and Wellness
Handwriting without Tears
Centers are curriculum activities that small group of students are engaged in while the teacher is meeting with reading groups. Traditional way of running centers is student are placed in groups and rotated after a certain time limit. To help students engage in activities that they enjoy and can challenge themselves I conduct centers by allowing students to choose the centers they would like to go to. Allowing the students to choose their own center gives them a sense of freedom and makes good choices. If a student is not engaged or not interested in these curriculum driven centers they tend to “play” around and not complete the work. Students learn many other skills. They learn how to use their time wisely, make good choices, and work with others.
All the centers activities are literacy curriculum related and have been taught in class. Some of the center choices are library, pocket chart, art, ipads, writing, phonic activities, writing assignments, ABC work, etc…