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Monday, February 4, 2013

Literacy Groups & Monday Freebie!

It's Monday and we are pairing up with Classroom Freebies.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Our school is a School wide Title I school.  We have 3 full-time teachers and 2 part-time aides that work in our room.  First thing in the morning the first grade class comes over....the whole class :)  (I love being school-wide Title I)  The children are split into groups according to ability.  Each group group has 4-6 kids, depending on the class size. 
We start by checking out a book to take home.  This book is usually 1-2 levels below what the children are currently reading in their group.  The children have a reading log that they take home for Mom or Dad to sign.  This lets the group leader know if they actually read the book at home. Here is the Reading Log (and your FREEBIE!!):
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As the year progresses the children write their own date and title on the paper.

Here is a completed reading log. 

When the children return the next day they share the book with the group and retell what the book was about.  This is GREAT practice for DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency and Retell ;)  Some of the books are also much packed into this one little book that the kiddos take home each night!
Have a great week!


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