4th and 5th Reading/Social Studies Schedule

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  1. OUOhYeah

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    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.
     
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  3. Fun_Teacher

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    For social studies, I highly recommend doing guided hands-on projects, guided reading-interconnect lesson, interactive notebook, and activities that relate to the content.
    For ELA, consider doing stations. For example, you could have a Silent Reading Station, Quick Write Station, Writing Skills Station, Teacher-Assistance Station, and Reading Intervention. Well....you could do station two times a week. In addition to stations, you would want to include days where it is solely reading or solely writing.
    For those grades, keep it interactive and hands-on.
     
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    Check out TPT for interactive social studies notebooks for centers. I've also seen year long Google slides/Powerpoints projects on topics such as countries, biographies, and landforms.
     
  5. OUOhYeah

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    My biggest concern now is I have 2 hours and 45 minutes for each block to get SS and ELA in.
     
  6. agdamity

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    Integrate where you can. Read a SS text in your reading groups if you have to. They could work on a SS assignment while you pull reading groups, etc.

    2 hours and 45 minutes is a lot of time--especially if you use it well.
     
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    As already mentioned, I'd integrate social studies as much as possible in with reading and writing lessons. When not possible, I would probably do 80 minutes of reading (including read aloud and small groups), 60 minutes of writing (including spelling and grammar), and 25 minutes of social studies.
     
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    I will be easier than you think. Research and write about landforms, historical figures, events in history, etc. Tie your read aloud into social studies.
     
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