Teacher table small group reading - ideas?

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  1. Bella2010

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    I get really tired of hearing/reading the same story for five rotations. :|

    We do whole group reading and then go into rotations where teacher table is one of them. What do you all do at teacher table during your reading rotation?
     
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    I read a different leveled book with each group since they're grouped by ability.
     
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    Good idea. We don't have a reading series, so I don't have any leveled readers. Maybe I'll find some on the internet.

    Thanks!

    Beth
     
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    We don't have a reading series either, but my school does have leveled readers in our instructional coach's room that we can check out. I also use the Scholastic Book Wizard (free online) when I need to level additional books.
     
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    Same.

    I print out books from Reading A to Z and use them with my students for guided reading. I was never given a single leveled reader so Reading A to Z is priceless to me.
     
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    I read leveled readers and each group has word work at their level. Well. My lowest group mostly does letter work, then sight words, then other word work. I would see if you can get a Reading A to Z subscription and print books out for each group.
     
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    Love using Reading A-Z for leveled readers!!!
     
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    We have Reading A to Z too. It is great! Tasha, what kinds of word work do you do? We are kind of on our own on how we do reading groups and I need some ideas. This is my first year back in kindergarten after 10 years and things have changed!
     
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    I have 3 groups and each group is reading a different novel. I work on different skills with each group. My high group is more self-paced and we meet to discuss how the reading is going - they work on questions I post on Edmodo. My mid-level group works on vocabulary and literary elements. My lower group works on vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies.
     
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    Word work - endings (s, -Ed, -ing, etc..), rhyming words, word families, using chunks of known words for reading and writing. We build it with magnet letters, write on whiteboards with fun colors instead of black, or games (either printed or purchased lakeshore type games).
     
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    I was going to suggest Reading A-Z, but a couple of people already beat me to it. :) I bought my own subscription in first. It's worth the money if you need readers.

    However, I see you teach 5th? What about using novels and doing guided reading with those? Do you have any money to purchase those? If you don't, the Scholastic $1 book deals could really save you. I do get money for book club sets, but I recently purchased a few sets for $6 each using those $1 books! Some of them are really great - Bridge to Terabithia is $1 right now, for example.
     
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    I actually teach 3rd, first year, but I haven't changed my profile. :) I will look into the Scholastic deals! Thanks!
     
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    Ooh, with 3rd, depending on your levels, I could definitely see doing a combination of Reading A to Z books and chapter books. There's a lot on there for $1 that would work for 3rd right now - A to Z Mysteries, Bad Kitty, Shiloh (bit higher), Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, Stone Fox. Actually, Charlotte's Web is $1 right now! I KNOW that is often used in 3rd. There's actually more on there right now for 3rd than for 5th..I'm a little jealous. ;)
     
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    Thank you, Tasha, those ideas will help me out!
     

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