I am going to be teaching 4th and 5th grade ELA/Social Studies. I would like to know how to set up the block? My ideas: Balanced Literacy approach. I would like to do a read aloud at the carpet, modeling comprehension strategies, mini lesson with reading workshop, centers where I can do guided reading, and word work will be part of this. I want to do writing portfolios and keep a file for each one of the students. Social Studies - I want to do centers. I haven't figured them out.