I would love to see anything that you have prepared. We piloted this past year and will have inservice in August. I'm expecting baby # 2 at the beginning of July, so I'm trying to do as much planning as possible now for my sub! Thanks for sharing!
The students read a paragraph. Usually we do it together. Then they answer the questions. (JOT) When finished they stand and look for a partner. (PAIR) Then they share with that partner. (SHARE) Can share with just the 1 or look for another. Then they sit and do the next page/paragraph the same way. They really like this.
Well, apparently the entire state is now eagerly searching for help or resources. I am trying to click on your link but can't. If you have some time, could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get some info from you? You seem to have more insight than most of us right now (lol). And, I am teaching first grade. Nice to meet you
I'm confused! We are going to be using Journeys this school year. I have studied it all summer and am having a hard time trying to write a lesson plan for whole group and small groups. The rep told us to have 10 - 15 minutes of whole group first then do groups of 5-6 kids. I will have at least 25 kids, so I'm guessing I won't meet with everyone everyday. She also told us that the kids would move from my group to a work station and maybe to a para for extra practice. Then I guess I am supposed to finish with another 10 minutes of whole group. Does anyone have a schedule that they have found that works? I would appreciate any help. And I think I read on this message board that I should organize all the materials by books. Please, if you can help in any way, I'd appreciate it. I'm getting nervous!!!
Do you have a sample lesson plan (maybe for a whole week) you used for whole group, small groups and stations that you would be willing to share? Also, our new series says to use letter cards...did they come with the program or should we make our own? And also the manual says Instructional Routine Card (10.2) or whatever number...what are these? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
I agree that the Journeys curriculum seems quite overwhelming. I would love any ideas and encouragement. Our school implemented the program last year. I shared my class with another teacher who taught the Language Arts. This year I am full time. I missed last year's training as it did not apply to me. EEEK!
We will be using "Journeys" for next year. Here is the Scope and Sequence we were given. It has all story titles, skills, vocabulary words, spelling words, grammar, and writing topics for the year. It has it all! Just download and print.
I hope this helps,
I will be using Journeys this Fall and I am trying to familiarize myself with the curriculum before I am expected to begin teaching it. I attended a training but the trainers did not cover Journeys like I expected (we did learn about Edmodo, 90 min vs 180 min reading blocks and the such). Needless to say, I was very disappointed and feel like I didn't learn anything.
I read that the weekly assessments are online. Does anyone know where online I would find them? I went to Houghton Mifflin's site but did not come across anything. Another other helpful tips would be greatly appreciated Thanks so much!
Our school is going to begin using the Journeys Reading Series this year. A teacher and I created a curriculum planning map for the year. It was a huge help to our grade level and has recently been shared with others. While creating this we were able to better understand the new Common Core Standards and it helped us in preparing for this school year in many ways. If you have a couple of people to do this at your school or county it is very helpful.
Thank you so much for sharing in our system we have not had any training with Journeys. Still do not have all materials and things just keep coming in piece by piece I feel like I losing my mind piece by piece