90 min literacy block. How to manage it?

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  1. jld266

    jld266 New Member

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    i am just starting to teach 4th grade and we have a 90 minute literacy block where they would like us to do whole group instruction for about 20-30 minutes to teach a skill/strategy and then center work for the rest of the block. Anyone have any good suggestions for quality centers?! And more importantly how to implement the centers. Are they explained every week? every day? I've read debbie dillers book about literacy stationsand i think its great but I need a starting point of how to begin. Any ideas or suggestions??
     
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  3. Missy

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    Aug 17, 2008

    Sixty minutes for centers is a lot, unless you have a routine.

    I am planning on trying The Daily Five this year. There are several threads (maybe in elem ed?), where you can read more than I know about it so far.
     
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    teach_each1 Comrade

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    we have a 90 minute block also. Literacy block means that's your spelling/writing time also so don't forget about those. I'm also going to be pulling small groups at those times.
     
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    How about 15 minute centers and 4 center rotations, including a reading and writing center. That would use up that pesky 60 minutes easily and well.
     
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    Check out Laura Candler's website. She has great ideas,and they are so doable.
     

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