What do you suggest five staples activities for Reading/LA centers

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  1. nasirahc83

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    Sorry for the long title, but I am a new teacher (eight weekes going strong) anyway, I am still trying to establish an effective reading/LA workshop. I already have centers but to me its so indepenendent that I am not giving that one-one instruction I desire to give my students .so now I want to create an effective Workshop schedule. Well I have 180 mins for reading/writing daily.. So i think, If I set aside 25-30mins-in the middle, I can have time for centers daily or at least 3 days a week. Okay but I am searching online and I see so many types of workshop activities such as spelling, word-builing, grammar, sentence structure, verbs, reading comprehension, writing practice and the list goes on. I only have 14 students trying to keeps groups size from 4-5 ( a total 4 groups) and since, I don't have extra table space in my class. I would just use the students' desk as the center area. Okay so my question is what are possibly five staple activities you sugguest should be in all reading/LA workshop?
     
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    If you don't already do independent reading, make that a center. Also, a listening center so students can listen to fluent reading. We do a fluency center where students time themselves reading passages from a series our district owns. I also do a Working with Words and use the computers for a center. If you don't have reading programs loaded onto the computers, starfall is a great website.
     
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    I second that...independent reading, listening, some kind of word work (phonics, spelling, vocabulary, or it could change as often as you wish)...

    Computers are nice and fluency is nice if needed.
     
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    On another side...I try to hit the large areas of reading:

    Phonemic Awareness (if still young enough)
    Phonics (again if young enough)
    Vocabulary
    Fluency
    Comprehension
     
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    thanks for the advice
     
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    My 4th graders participate in 4 literacy centers everyday.
    1. Read to self or a buddy
    2. Daily Writing. I use prompts from www.theteacherscorner.net
    3. Technology. The students research topics related to our story and create a presentation using Prezi, Glogster, PowerPoint, ActivInspire, etc.
    4. Promethean. My students will "teach" each other lessons using flipcharts or play games (usually www.spellingcity.com).
     

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