Monday, July 25, 2011

Building a Reading Community in Kindergarten Part 1


I've given this post a great deal of thought. I began the transition to Reader's Workshop in kindergarten several years ago. But, it's taken me that long to realize how important building a classroom community is and where it can take the children. Last year, I decided that I would take at least two weeks to complete the process. As the two weeks came to a close, I rushed through lessons, skipped making anchor charts with the children and began to implement activities they weren't ready for. Nevertheless, this class achieved much more than my class the year before. With that thought in mind, I've decided to take a month or more, if needed, to truly have procedures in place.  Part 1 (The First 10 Lessons) is available for you to download along with book suggestions.  I will post the next 10 lessons very soon. I hope these lesson suggestions will be of help.






7 comments:

Nicki said...

Thanks for sharing, this approach looks similar to the lessons we do for reader's workshop. My lessons are at school but I'll be sure to share them when I have a chance to get in the building.

Amanda Dent said...

We are starting Readers workshop this year and I love your lessons and can't wait to share them with my team. I would like to see an example of what your anchor charts look like.

Linda McCardle said...

Thank you for the comments. I will share some of my charts. If you have microsoft publisher I have made a lot of charts for larger paper in that program. If you would like them let me know.
Linda

tmarie said...

You are wonderful to share! I have been trying to use Debbie Miller's Reading for Meaning in my K classroom for some time now. I sometimes find it difficult to transfer her concepts, which work so well in first grade, to Kindergarten. I hope your schedule will help keep me on track!

Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

tmarie said...

I would love your charts too!
Tessa
tschep@live.com
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Linda McCardle said...

I uploaded 4 anchor chart ideas and promise to work on some more!
Linda

Shelly said...

Your anchor charts are great. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly
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