Hi I'm teaching first grade for the first year, and I'm wrestling with how to structure my LA routine. My school uses a basal, so I figured for whole-group I'd do something like this: Monday: Pre-reading Tuesday: Read story & discuss Wednesday: Reread & associated activity Thursday: post-reading activity (maybe a poem related to story) Friday: wrap up For those of you who teach first, does this seem like a good schedule? When I student taught it was 2nd grade and they didn't have a basal - strictly authentic literature - so I'm a not as familiar with the flow of things when using a basal. I plan on also doing centers/guided reading for some small group & individual instruction, and of course I'll have phonics and writing components. It's really just the bit about using the basal that has me concerned right now. Thanks for any insight you can offer!