I am going into my 3rd year of teaching and this year for the first time I will be teaching upper elementary elar. I feel lost and can't seem to find anything online that is much help. Here are some questions I have if you wouldn't mind sharing what's worked and hasn't worked for you. Writing- I'm thinking of writing workshop. Any books or websites/blogs you can recommend that will help with mini lesson and strategy ideas? Reading-I think we have Texas Treasures, but I have never looked in it before. I want to do leveled reading groups as 99% of our campus is ELL and they struggle with comprehension. Should I incorporate whole group and small group reading? How do you break down your reading schedule each day? I also wanted to have literacy rotations...pro or con? LA- this is like teaching verbs, nouns, root words, etc..With Reading and writing where do you fit this in? I appreciate any help you may have to offer! Thanks!!