My 2007-2008 Mini-Lesson Reading Calendar So Far

Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by Ms.Jasztal, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    It is a .doc file because it shows up more clearly this way, and you get to see the way I originally put the file together.

    http://teachingvision.org/resources/readingcalendar07-08.doc

    It includes my mini-lessons and some weekly center plans for the first 100+ days of school. (Fourth Grade)

    EDIT- It has all days now that I plan on teaching reading. I took out those for FCAT (state testing) and the first/last weeks of school.
     
  2.  
  3. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,181
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 26, 2007

    Wow! Very neat. We don't use HM, but I'm sure that I'll be able to use a lot of your reading minilesson ideas! Thanks for sharing the calendar.
     
  4. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,181
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 26, 2007

    Just to let you know, I tried your newingham poster link and it doesn't seem to work. It shows up as a picture with an x in the middle.
     
  5. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    I just added a little bit more, though I didn't upload that version yet. :)

    The mini-lessons come from online, Fountas and Pinnell, Scholastic books, and myself.

    Oh, the link doesn't work because I split the url up between 3 or 4 lines.
     
  6. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,181
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 26, 2007

    Ah, ok
     
  7. hdavidson

    hdavidson Companion

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    I am switching schools this year, but staying in the same district and grade level. I haven't taught reading and language in 6 years so I am a little freaked out. I am going to go through your plans and see what you are doing... You are so organized... Great job!
     
  8. sayuri

    sayuri Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    WOW! thanks for sharing such a valuable resource. you are SO organized.
     
  9. ~Nicole

    ~Nicole Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    wow-this is amazing
     
  10. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    (Rolls on the floor) I WISH I was organized. Come see where I live and you may change your mind. :D Okay, it's not terrible, but the garage is humorous because I have all this education stuff stored in there, including the two bookshelves I purchased yesterday at the fixtures sale (that's a whole other post...).
     
  11. knittingbec

    knittingbec Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    Wow! That's great! Now, who's going to post one for 1st or 2nd grade? ;)
     
  12. corps2005

    corps2005 Cohort

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    OOO I would love for someone to post just a "starting" guide for 2nd grade. Perhaps a brief outline of concepts/mini-lessons per month. It would give me something to work with and alter :)
     
  13. Kteacher06

    Kteacher06 Companion

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    Kindergarten.....do I hear anyone with Kindergarten....anyone??
     
  14. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 26, 2007

    Well... all I did was look at numerous mini-lesson books that encompassed 3rd-6th grade in reading, especially Fountas and Pinnell. Maybe for K-2, start by using Lucy Calkins (who I still have to check out) and look at some Scholastic or other resources from there. And some... I just got from my mind.

    I am starting my writing one now, by the way. :) Yay!
     
  15. hdavidson

    hdavidson Companion

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 27, 2007

    be sure to share your writing one too :)
     
  16. mstnteacherlady

    mstnteacherlady Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 27, 2007

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing! This gives me SOOOO many ideas!
     
  17. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 8, 2007

    Thank you again! I wanted to show this for anyone who has not seen yet. My writing one is taking a lot longer because I am organizing lessons into categories and seeing which categories I will prefer to introduce first. I am trying to add a few conventions lessons to each category, too.
     
  18. blessedmommyx3

    blessedmommyx3 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 8, 2007

    Awesome! Would you be willing to share your pattern for how you do Most Valuable Reader trading cards? Thanks!!
     
  19. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 8, 2007

    I haven't made it yet, but you can take their photo on the front and then on the back, provide information like Name, Birthdate, Height, Favorite Author, Favorite Genres, Favorite Book. I'm still working on this one. I may even go more advanced with check-off boxes to match partners.
     
  20. MissFroggy

    MissFroggy Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,729
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 8, 2007

    Thank you! I totally used this to help me create my readers workshop mini-lessons for the year!! THANKS SO MUCH!
     
  21. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 8, 2007

    You're welcome! Which grade do you teach?

    Also... what is something that perhaps any of you have tried that maybe I didn't include? Is there anything I left out... or something I should go into better detail with?
     
  22. wig

    wig Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jul 9, 2007

    I am SO impressed. Do you do this for all the subjects you teach?
     
  23. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 9, 2007

    At this moment, Wig, it's just for reading and writing, though next I'd love to venture into science (if I have the patience). I am trying to build a foundation early so I never (while exhausted) throw together quick lesson plans... and it's just a bunch of busy work that in turn bores the kids. Whenever I'm preoccupied or exhausted, I am not very creative, but when I have the time to rest and think, I can be the type of teacher I desire to be.
     
  24. teal

    teal Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Ms. Jasztal,

    Wow you are amazing!
    This year will be my second year in 4th grade in FL. I feel last year because I was new to fourth (and had no guidance) and I was working on my masters in reading I didn't teach the way I really wanted too....I did what you said...threw together quick lesson plans that was more busy work then anything and really bored me and the kids. I forgot to mentioned I moved from 2nd to 4th so there was a big change.
    I finished my masters this past Sat and my goal for this year was to really sit down and plan things out....I want to do some new things such as literature groups, reading and writing workshops, develop science and social studies lessons that also focused on reading skills (we got a new science book that seems good), and use the interactive notebook.
    If you have any suggestions since you seem so organized and on the same page I would love to know and see more. What county do you teach in? I would love to share ideas. Teaching can be so much fun when things a well planned.
     
  25. teal

    teal Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Which Fountas and Pinnell resource book are you using?
     
  26. mstnteacherlady

    mstnteacherlady Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    I got my mini-lesson examples from Guiding Readers and Writers 3-6. I know alot of others have used that book as well.
     
  27. trayums

    trayums Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,424
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    WOW! That is a lot of hard work and it looks great!!!!!!! WHat a fantastic resource you are sharing with us. That is really a gift to people who are struggling with reader's workshop to get it up and running!
     
  28. Amers

    Amers Cohort

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Umm, I thought I was doing pretty good with my lesson plans until I saw your calendar, Victoria! Now I see I have tons more work to do in the next month! Thanks for sharing! Your calendar is awesome!
     
  29. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    I'm glad I am of help, but honestly, I'm sure it'll change 150 times or so after the school year starts. I never developed all my guided reading lessons, either, so it needs lots of work. I appreciate the compliment, anyway.

    Maybe my writing one will help people out, too. I am glad I posted this online for everyone to view.
     
  30. teal

    teal Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    I started working on my reading workshop plan today....I used yours as a guide and it has been helpful. I am thinking of putting mine in a folder so that I can attach print outs of different lesson ideas and hand outs for the different strategies. Busy teacher's cafe has a great section on comprehension strategies. It has a year long plan that I have a pulled some activities from.

    I can't wait to see your writing workshop plan.
    Since I am new an can not post sites you can google writing editing post its and there is a site that has a great idea for revision and response post its.
     
  31. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    It's taking a millennium to complete (the writing plan). The lessons are all typed in, but they're not in order at all.
     
  32. January_Violet

    January_Violet Comrade

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Wow Ms. J, you've been busy. This is a great plan.

     
  33. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,276
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jul 10, 2007

    Hey, Amers, I would dearly love to see what yours looks like! :D
     
  34. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,276
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jul 10, 2007

    As usual, MsJasztal, you blow me away! I do have one question (keeping in mind that I haven't purchased the Fountas & Pinnell book yet). What is the 5 finger test for choosing books?
     
  35. teacherece

    teacherece Cohort

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Five finger test is....like goldilocks and the three bears. You want to find a just right book. Open to a page and count on your fingers how many words you can't read/are challenging. If on one page you count more than five fingers...the book is too hard..not JUST RIGHT. Sorry for the bad explanation...but you get the idea.
     
  36. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,276
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jul 10, 2007

    No apology necessary, it was a great explanation! Thanks!
     
  37. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    The kids understand the five-finger test pretty fast, too! :)
     
  38. Amers

    Amers Cohort

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 10, 2007

    Mine is nowhere near as complete. Plus, right now, it's handwritten. For some reason, I do better writing my lessons by hand the first time around. Once I get it all typed and "pretty," I might post it....I don't think I can compete with Ms.Jasztal's calendar. I'm still collecting ideas for most of my mini-lessons.
     
  39. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 12, 2007

    You can use ANYTHING YOU WANT from my calendar, Amers. If you want to know... my writing calendar is completed as well. I think where I started out with ideas for the mini-lessons was Learner.org and Guiding Readers and Writers.
     
  40. Amers

    Amers Cohort

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 13, 2007

    Thanks. I was looking for the Fountas and Pinnell book you mentioned at some stores. No one has it (I live in a kind of small town...not many big bookstores!), so I'm going to try the library before heading to Amazon.

    Anyone with early elementary might find Debbie Miller's book Reading with Meaning Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades helpful. I read it for a class, and it has some really good stuff in it; it's just geared more towards reader's workshop for younger grades.
     
  41. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 13, 2007

    I got mine at Amazon. It's HUGE.

    I think if I purchase a new book, it's going to be Lucy Calkins, probably the writer's workshop one, but I feel like things are going ok right now. :)
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. miss-m
Total: 244 (members: 2, guests: 222, robots: 20)
test