ProTeacher Community

ProTeacher Community (
-   Writing & Language Arts (
-   -   New 2nd grade teacher needs advice (

Michael 11-25-2005 11:21 AM

New 2nd grade teacher needs advice
Please email me at I need ideas for getting my Guided Reading groups started, centers, writing, etc.



Cari 11-29-2005 06:41 AM

I hear ya!
I'm in the same boat. Some ideas I was given is to purchase 5-6 mini white boards and have a lit. station for kids to be practising their spelling words with blends. Another is to have a spot for Independant Reading, big books, etc. One writting station when, for instance, they have to write 5 clues for people to guess their favorite ______ (animal, food, Halloween Costume, toy, etc.) The other station should be for you to de Guided Reading. I was told this yesterday and haven't set it up in my own classroom yet. I'm new to teaching and grade two...Good LUCK!

Darby 11-29-2005 10:13 AM

I would suggest buying some of the guided reading books by Fountas and Phinnell. Those are very helpful in setting up guided reading, centers, and writing. I can't remember the name for the one used in the primary grades, but it's something about guided reading.

Their books are a wonderful resource and very helpful:)

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Copyright © ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.