Anyone use Reading Street?

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  1. jpablot

    jpablot Rookie

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    Aug 14, 2013

    If so, what do you do for reading centers? Do you use the flip chart ideas they give? I'm not a big fan of them. Or do you make your own centers?
     
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    alschoolteacher Companion

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    I usually have 4 centers. Small group, Ar (read to self), Computer, and the last one changes year to year. I have used comprehension worksheets, writing notebooks, journal and draw, and this year I have some Nook tablets that I will use in that last group.
     
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    I only use the reading books....

    We got the reading streets series five years ago.... there was a lot that went with it, and we were required to use all of it (centers included) the first year. After about 2 months I wanted to chuck it out the window because it didn't fit my students and voiced my opinion. Midway through the year, the principal said to use what was needed. The only thing I use from the series are some of the stories from the reading books and the leveled readers, I don't use any of the writing, spelling, or centers. I will be using Daily 5 instead of those centers.
     
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    I did not use the flip charts. I created my own centers. This year, we are moving away from reading street in favor of a more comprehensive framework....
     
  6. KinderCowgirl

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    I am also not a fan of their workstation suggestions. My favorite is where they are to copy the sight words on paper. If they can already read those words it's basically just handwriting practice-if they can't, they certainly aren't going to learn how to read them by writing them down. I also think there should be more hands-on practice-not just all writing. Luckily, I have always been allowed to supplement my own stations.
     
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    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    I use to use Reading Street, but never used their center ideas. I was using The Daily 5 (still am).
     

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