I still might have students work on vocabulary (work on words if you are a Daily 5 person), Word Work, or writing but that is usually something they do on their own as morning work and finish to start off guided reading if needed. Once students finish that then they read. For me students do not get enough time reading. As much as I try to encourage reading at home students never seem to read enough. So I have my students reading whenever possible.
The last two years I had a FACE of a reader bulletin board, but if you read below I will be changing my bulletin board up a bit this coming year. (Still working on the details.) So I will be looking to incorporating ideas from both. I think all good teachers take a little bit away from every book or blog post that we read, workshop we go to and make it our own so that it works for our group of students. Well anyway since I'm celebrating my blogs birthday I thought I would give away another freebie. You can click on the image below to download my personal reading menu in google docs.
You can arrange the sheets to spell either CAFE or FACE. Each one of my students has this in their book baskets. They bring them with when we meet for small group instruction. This way it helps students keep track of what strategies they have been taught and are responsible for when they read.
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