My principal determines when each grade will be teaching each subject. We have designated time slots each day for content, specials, math, lunch/recess, math intervention/enrichment, and ELA. I am having a very difficult time figuring out how I am going to fit everything into the 120 minute ELA time slot. The 45 minute math intervention/enrichment time is a new, mandated thing this year, and, IMO, it is taking away from our ELA time. In the 120 minutes I have to fit in: -Writer's workshop (I would LOVE for this to be 45 minutes: mini-lesson, write, share) -Daily 5 & Guided Reading (I would LOVE to have three 30-minute rounds, like I did last year) -All of my ELA mini-lessons, read-alouds, etc. Here is what I would LOVE my afternoon to look like: 12:30-1:15 Writer's workshop 1:15-1:30 Read-aloud/comprehension lesson 1:30-2:00 Daily 5 Round 1 2:00-2:10 Mini-lesson (grammar, HF words, etc.) 2:10-2:40 Daily 5 Round 2 2:40-3:10 Daily 5 Round 3 However, that writer's workshop time is actually the 45 minutes we need for our math I/E time. So, this is probably the best I can do: 1:15-1:50 Writer's workshop (no sharing time ) 1:50-2:05 Read-aloud/Comprehension lesson 2:05-2:25 Daily 5 Round 1 (that's right-20 MINUTE guided reading groups ) 2:25-2:35 Mini-lesson 2:35-2:55 Daily 5 Round 2 2:55-3:15 Daily 5 Round 3 I was going to integrate spelling (Words Their Way) into my guided reading time, because I don't know where else to fit it in, but I don't think I will have time for spelling if my groups are only 20 minutes each. Does anyone have a better idea for splitting up the time? I'm very depressed over my schedule.