I am going to teach 5th grade this year at different school. At the school that I previously taught, I taught 5th grade but the school did not incorporate guided reading in the ELA block after 3rd grade. The school that I'm going to this year requires guided reading groups in the upper grades as well. I taught first grade before so I've had experience with guided reading groups. In first grade, I worked with one group, my TA worked with another group, and the other groups rotated learning centers. Sometimes it was so distracting because the kids at their centers would have questions or get into arguments. Does anyone here do this in 5th grade? Would you recommend students rotating centers or reading independently while I meet with groups? I know 5th graders are more independent, but sometimes they act like taller first graders!