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Old 12-03-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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Hi all,

We do the reading workshop model. My centers have always been partner reading, independent reading, and bin reading which features books on a certain topic or by a specific author. I can tell my kids are bored. I'm bored so they must be. I'm working on getting them all on to epic but I'm hesitating because they are really getting amped up for the holiday. I'm afraid something new will make that worse. But I digress...

What other things do you do during centers? We have a separate time for spelling and I have no access to big books. Help!


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Question...why are you doing centers? My training has been you do the mini lesson then they go off and read. Nothing else should be going on. After independent reading time they can share with a partner, then regroup as a whole class and quickly review what the did to become a good reader.
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I was basically following the lead of my grade level. This is a new grade for me this year. In fifth grade I can understand the approach you discussed but I cannot See my second graders sustaining their attention for Fifty minutes. My mini lesson is about ten minutes and my share at the end is about five...so yeah.
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I assumed the OP was pulling small groups during this time.

I would add Epic into the mix. It won't rile them up! My 2nd graders love it!
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Have you investigated Daily 5? There is a great website and the book is an easy read. Also check the home page of ProTeacher because Daily 5 is listed there...towards the bottom of the home page.

Besides reading independently, your students could also be listening to reading, reading with a partner, word work, and responding to reading in writing.



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My second graders ultimately read for 40 to 45 minutes, but we started the year with only 20, then gradually increased it.
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