This is my 1st year in Read 180! I'm looking for ideas with classroom setup & student notebooks!

As I'm preparing for the upcoming year, I'm looking for ideas from other Read 180 teachers as to what works best in a classroom. I've talked with the teacher I'm replacing as to how she taught things, but I am open to any new and positive ideas you all can share! Thanks in advance!

Posted on: June 12 2017
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  • I forgot to add that I am teaching 5th and 6th grade with the Stage A curriculum. Thanks!


    Stage A with 55h and 6th graders is fine. The classroom needs to be set up to accommodate the three rotations with a specific area for the software and for Independent Reading. I like the kidney-shaped table for Small Group. I always think it is best to put the Small Group fairly close to the software for adequate supervision of the software area, so the teacher can see the computers with a glance. Independent Reading should be visible from the Small Group area as well and arranged comfortably for students. Take a look at Debbie Lee's blog post about setting up a classroom at http://educatorcommunity.hmhco.com/site/stage-c/blog/stage-c/stage-c-blog-new-school-year-resolution. Setting up notebooks is a personal choice for teachers. Some teachers do not use notebooks with dividers but do use a notebook for students to record beginning of class Do Nows and for student writing work. Some teachers do use notebooks with dividers where they place Reading Logs, QuickWrites, and Graphic Organizers. Take a look at the Blogs. For instance, Andrea Barnes has a series on classroom management. You can find those three by doing a quick search in the Community on "Classroom Management Menagerie!" Scrolling through the blogs will help you out as well. Finally, feel free to write me directly by using the Ask the Master Teacher drop-down or with an email to AskDee@sbcglobal.net. Dee Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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