This was such a crazy week. I have NO pics due to the craziness.
I went to a class today about Literature Circles. I loved, loved, loved it!!! I can find a million and one reasons not to do it, but I really love the idea of Book Clubs. My biggest obstacle is "the books". We don't have collections on our campus. This year I would like to read Charlotte's Web, but it will entail me purchasing it or asking parents to purchase them.
I tried it once...it didn't work out at all. I had no training, I didn't really have a huge plan other than to create clubs based on interests and find short stories about those interests. Then, I would develop Q's based on the stories. Not a good plan, not a good follow through. My students were psyched and it wasn't their fault it didn't work. It was mine. I wasn't prepared and I hadn't set out with a clear plan. Can I put together a plan this year? Yes I can. I did it for Stations. My stations have gone really well. I still don't feel like I get to see my RTI students as much as I need to, but many of them are showing improvement!!