I need some serious help with my schedule--or really what to do with it. Background: I'm a first year 5th grade teacher, self-contained. I teach LA, reading, social studies, science, and math--and have 3 standardized tests to prep my kids for. Yikes, I know. I have all 16 kiddos from 8-12:10 each day. We begin with guided Target the Question reading and math from 8-8:40. I am not strong in math (and neither are my students), so I spend 8:40-9:50 each day on math. I do science from 9:50-11 and then 11-12:10 is reading. I have to hit those 3 in the mornings because of the TAKS test. My kids come back at 1:35 and start being pulled for basic skills and tutoring. I have about 10-12 kids until school is out, ranging from special ed to GT. We use this as enrichment time. My biggest problem is the reading. I know what I want to do, but I am SO limited in TIME. I have basals but none of the mini-readers that came with the adoption (disappeared with old teacher). I have none of the previous teacher's lessons or anything. I'm reinventing the wheel, and I'm lost. What would YOU do with that time???? I need to cover reading strategies, fluency, vocab, spelling, ect. How you build your reading program??? The more details, the better. I need HELP!!! Thanks!