New Reading Teacher

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  1. bigcat

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    Hi! I just took a job as a reading teacher and am sooo excited. Can you give me suggestions on resources...books, websites, etc....that can help me refresh and gain new knowledge concerning teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders? Do you have any strategies to share....neat ideas? Also....what assessments do like to use and have had success with? Thanks in advance.....:thanks:
     
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    Congratulations, bigcat, and welcome to AtoZ. Will you have your own classroom or do pullout or travel to those grades? Will you have a library of your own, or does the school hav eone?

    You've asked a lot of broad questions! I think that you will get tons of information as you browse through these forums. What do you plan to do for your curriculum- literature circles with novels, basals, etc.
     
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    Welcome! :)

    http://www.mandygregory.com- Here's a website that shares a lot of great materials, and she links to a site called Linda's Literature Links that is wonderful. :)

    Here's a few incredible books that I consider appropriate for the grades we teach:
    - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...6404/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-3673547-8387308?ie=UTF8
    - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/04...ef=sr_1_2/102-3673547-8387308?ie=UTF8&s=books

    Here are two of the reading resource websites I put together for my students and parents-
    http://www.teachingvision.org/readingwriting
    http://www.teachingvision.org/readingwriting/reading.html

    I cannot give you much advice on tests, however, as I use ones from our reading series and write many of my own as well. I also use test prep books to work on multiple choice.
     
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    A resource that I think is absolutely a must for any 3rd-6th grade literacy teacher is Fountas and Pinnell's "Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6". It is my "bible" for how to set up reader's workshop, writing workshop, and how to organize and manage my small group instruction. It's invaluable! Best of luck!
     
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    Thank you so much for your replies. I don't have alot of info on my materials (that the school supplies) yet. We are to meet soon and discuss. I do have my own classroom. I will be using the basal readers as well as other resources I think are appropriate. After I meet with the principal I will get back with you guys and let you know what we come up with. At this point I mainly want to refresh my knowledge and go in with ideas that we may can work with. I can't wait to check out the info you have suggested. Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!:) :)
     
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    Ditto to the Fountas and Pinnell's Guiding Readers and Writers suggestion. Regie Routman also has some fabulous books... they are thick but easily read so don't let them intimidate you.
     

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