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Old 08-14-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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So, I am about to start my second year of teaching. I teach in the fourth grade. Looking back, I can see a lot of things that I REALLY struggled with.

First: Measurement. This was SO difficult for me to teach! I want to better this year, but I can't figure out how to make the kids get it. Any ideas, or really great resources?

Second: Guided Reading. I get the concept; but I am never really sure how to run the group. Should I have them do worksheets? What should I ask them? How long should it take?

I would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks!


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Math ideas for teaching measurement in the 4th grade.

Double check your state standards to seee EXACTLY what they ask you to do. Then check out some of the links below to see if they can help.

If you have a smartboard look up measurement man on the smart exchange.
Good luck.


http://www.gamequarium.com/measurement.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/WebRes...=2&Std=3&Grd=0

http://www.proteacher.com/100023.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bite...s/shape_space/

http://www.mathwire.com/standards/meas.html

http://techschool.acs.ac/Standards/m...h_Math.htm#4.0: Measurement
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A lot depends on the expectations of your district. Are they asking your to follow the scope and sequence of your reading text? Are you responsible for pulling leveled books for your groups?

This website explains things a bit

http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/pd/instr/st...ed/guided.html

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I going into my 11th year teaching and I still struggle with guided reading. I don't want to overwhelm myself but I want to give the kids worthwhile literacy practice. Definitely a struggle.
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I am supposed to pull books for my groups and come up with all the questions and everything. I took the balanced literacy training last year. Quite frankly, this didn't really help. They threw so much stuff at me that I couldn't really begin to make it REALLY work.



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First, you are not alone. I have had many interns over the years, and this is the number one concern. I don't think they prepare you very well for this! As for running the group, I think this is the time for you to remind them of a strategy they have learned, have them read- I like to let them read a few pages at a time silently- then we discuss the passage and the strategy use. While they are reading silently, I sometimes lean in and have one student at a time read quietly to me, so I can listen and see how they are doing with the level. With struggling students, I have them read aloud more frequently, but have them silent read first. I like to structure the discussions around reciprocal teaching later after they are familiar with summarizing, questioning, etc. My focus is always on helping them use reading comprehension strategies while they are reading- and not just the strategy that we are currently focusing on, because that's not what we do when we read. We use whatever we need to to understand. I want them to be more aware of their own metacognition. Sometimes my question starts out with, "so, what'd you do while you were reading?" or "so, what'd we learn/find out/think from this part?"
One other thing I would suggest is having your reading specialist or another teacher come in and do a group for you, so you can see it, or visiting their classroom. they won't mind!! You could also google: videos of guided reading and you will find some examples. A picture's worth a thousand words!!
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I'm with you buffysay's Thanks Aksuz
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Buffysay's - I'm beginning year 3 and still haven't been real successful with measuring. Let's both do better this year!

Thank you Aksuz for all the links - I'm sure I'll find my way with your help.
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