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Old 05-04-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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I'm just curious how many people use a basal series and how many create their own curriculum? If you do have a series, which do you use? If you create your own, are you willing to post what you have?

My school uses Reading Street-2008. I have to supplement a lot! Some of us are trying to decide whether to look into a new series or create our own.


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Own curriculum
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We teach out of novels or non-fiction articles. The novel units have several different titles that are similar regarding the genre- ie historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy. Kids are reading books at their reading level, but may choose to read a higher level if they demonstrate the commitment to work really hard.

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Old 05-04-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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Which novels do you use?
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No basal for us!
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We use Daily Five, and the kids do most of their skills and strategy work with their own just-right chapter book. I love how it's differentiated, and the kids really, really enjoy reading now!
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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We have our own "curriculum" but it's not much of a curriculum. It's a unit topic along with some standards and a performance task. We are expected to fill in the rest. There's some good things, some bad things. It's a TON of work!


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Old 05-09-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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No basal, but I don't make up my own either. The district has a pretty extensive pacing guide and resources.
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I'm not sure what you would call them
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We have books of short stories with our curriculum. Each story has a theme or character trait associated with it, but there are no guidelines for teaching or strategies listed with each story. I try to supplement with a couple of novels throughout the year.
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