Reading workshop ideas

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  1. demijasmom

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    I need some ideas for reading workshops for 2nd grade. The shool uses OCR- language arts, spelling and reading.
     
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    Definitely check out The Daily Five!
     
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    Have you looked into The Daily 5?
     
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    Here is a link to a few ideas... mine loved the squiggle story!
    http://www.mrsnelsonsclass.com/teacherresources/centers/literacycenters/12literacycenters.aspx


    I also like the writing activities that are in this kit that I got from Lakeshore:
    http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/seo/ca|searchResults~~p|JJ698~~.jsp

    I sometimes do a word work center, where they can practice their spelling words for the week on a whiteboard, with letter stickers, with letter stamps, magic boards, etc.

    I also like having some center games, whether file folder games that practice phonics, parts of speech, etc, or other games like sight word bingo.

    Obviously a lot of those centers require a little bit of money to purchase materials and games, but my kids love them.

    The Daily 5 is great too, and requires very few materials. The other great thing about it is that you don't have to change out the activities like other centers. Here is a link to their website (they also have a new book called The Cafe):
    http://www.the2sisters.com/
     
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    Thanks everyone for the great ideas. :thumb:
     
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    I'm Columbia University Teachers' College trained in reading and writing workshop. I've had the benefit of professional development provided by Lucy Calkins, Georgia Heard, Ralph Fletcher, Patty Vitale...so I'm come at the idea of reading workshop from a different slant than 'centers' and packaged reading programs.
    Demijas- are you going to be teaching at this school? Is there a literacy staff developer?

    I have the 'Units of Study' for writing by Lucy et al, they are currently coming out with the UOS for reading- can't wait to get my hands on this:

    http://www.readingandwritingproject.com/publications/units-of-study-resources
     
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    I'm not sure- seems like they are just launching....I'm sure the K-2 will be soon to follow if it's not available yet.

    You could also try: The Complete Four - the authors are formerly associated with TC.

    http://litlifeinfo.com/books_dvds_and_kits/index.html
     

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