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

Lisa Szyska lszyska at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 22:49:35 EDT 2007

The Real Writing Teachers listserv is a great
All the teachers there are very helpful.
2/3 IL
--- Kimberly Stapert <kim_stapert at sbcglobal.net>

> 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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