Ok, so I have just recently been offered a position to teach 5/6 grade reading and language arts. Which is great, but my problem is that I have only taught math and science previously. So I feel completely lost and school will be starting before I know it. For all of you experienced reading and language arts teachers, do you have any tips, suggestions or pointers. I think I will love it once I get started but it is just so overwhelming right now. Do you use centers or small groups? And if so, what do those entail? What about reading lists ect.? I will take any helpful advice or info I can get at this point. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!