[MOSAIC] Reading question
patty at hathaway.net
Fri Aug 10 00:53:20 EDT 2007
Oops. I teach 4th grade. Yes, there are basal police.
From: Lisa Szyska [mailto:lszyska at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 6:44 PM
To: Patty at hathaway.net; Mosaic: A Reading Comprehension Strategies Email
Subject: Re: [MOSAIC] Reading question
What grade is this? An hour for reading AND writing seems ridiculous in an
elementary classroom. As far as self-contained elementary goes, there are
LOTS of ways to be flexible in a schedule regardless of what you are
"allotted." I cannot speak to middle school, so I think it would be helpful
to know what grade you are teaching. It also may help folks to know a bit
more about your situation (e.g. are there "basal police" in your school?).
That way you will get the most appropriate advice.
--- Patty hathaway <patty at hathaway.net> wrote:
> Okay, I have read all the recommended books, but am required to use a
> I can slip in a couple of novels throughout the year. In the basal I
> ask the students to read a page or two and stop and wait for everyone
> else to finish. Then I ask them comprehension questions.
> This is the way the basal
> says to teach, and also the History book is done the same way. My
> major problem with this is that some students read quickly and have to
> wait a while for the others. They tend to use this time for
> completing other homework or to read something else. I feel this may
> hinder them from remembering what they just read. I can't do groups,
> as I only have an hour block to teach both reading and writing. Is
> there a solution to this, or does this seem ok?
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