I will be out of town this weekend but will be back to respond to the posts I get for this question. I did my ST in first grade. My dream grade to teach would also be first grade. My college and my ST did not prepare me AT ALL on how to teach reading. I have no clue. In ST I did a lot of shared reading and the students did independent reading and thats about all. When I go on my screening interviews I am good at basically lying and saying I know all about reading and guided reading but I don't. I basically just read up about it online. I am so afraid that when I go on my "real" interviews P are going to go more in depth with my experiences teaching reading and I have none but of course I do not want to tell them this. (and I know that reading is a HUGE part of early childhood and first grade) Any suggestions, advice or is anyone going through the same thing? I'm just afraid that a P will be able to see straight through me!!