[MOSAIC] help! 13 years in gr.1/2 now gr. 5!

ljackson ljackson at gwtc.net
Wed Aug 22 09:01:47 EDT 2007

Well, I would hold on to all that you feel is gold for primary and think
about how to grow the content and make thing age appropriate.  Good
instruction in kinder is more like good instruction in high school that you

You may want to take a look at Jeff Wilhem's book on inquiry.  It is
published by Scholastic and I think you would find it helpful in terms of
meshing science and social studies with workshop instruction.


On 8/21/07 11:13 PM, "Kimberly Stapert" <kim_stapert at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I hope this is an appropriate use of the listserv...
> Well, I just found out I'll be teaching grade 5 and school starts 2
> weeks from yesterday.  What are some of your #1 most practical teacher
> resources that can be directly implemented without too much theory (I'm
> strong on theory).  I have a strong literacy background and train
> others in literacy, but now I need some specific information to get
> going.  I know this listserv is mostly dedicated to
> reading/comprehension, but I'd value input on a writing resources as
> well.  There is no set curriculum tool or teacher's manual for reading
> or writing in our district.  What we have is a list of benchmarks and
> GLCE.  How we accomplish those benchmarks is up to us.  Feel free to
> email me off list.  We do Words Their Way and I feel confident
> implementing that.
> If anyone has a list of novel studies or any study guides to accompany
> them, please email me off list too.
> I have and am very familiar with the following for upper el (don't need
> all those good ones for lower el anymore!):
> Guiding Readers and Writers (Fountas/Pinnell)
> Still Learning to Read (Sibberson/Szymusiak)
> Beyond Leveled Readers (Sibberson/Szymusiak)
> 7 Keys...(Hutchins)
> Craft Lessons - both fiction/nonfiction (Fletcher)
> Writer's Workshop (Fletcher)
> Reviser's Toolbox (Lane)
> Any other helps?
> Kim/5th (YIKES!!!!!!)
> p.s. No science teacher's manual or social studies either,  but that's
> another story another day...
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Lori Jackson
District Literacy Coach & Mentor
Todd County School District
Box 87
Mission SD  57555
ph. 605.856.2211

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