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Posted by Debbie Lee on September 10 2017 at 8:31 PM
By this point in your school year, you may be looking for one or more of these helpful videos to enhance your First Three Weeks instruction in the READ 180 Classroom. Even for students who have already had READ 180 last year, it is helpful for them to revisit the software, Reading Inventory, Phonics Inventory and overall structure of your class instruction.Most of the videos are found on the Video Page here in the Community, but they are somewhat buried.  Below, I have linked the most…
Posted by Debbie Lee on August 28 2017 at 2:28 PM
Do your students have a class folder or binder? Is there key information you would like students to have at their fingertips?  If so, check out this Student Resource Folder. For the past several years, I have created custom folders for my students for their reference. By mid-year, students' folders are their go-to resource. When a transition or signal word is needed, folders are right there! Sentence work?  Yep. Writing Zone? Yes! Using textual evidence? Absolutely! The folders are…
Posted by Debbie Lee on August 13 2017 at 10:28 AM
We have all had students who are reading the same book for weeks on end without seeming to make much if any, progress. Check out this method for an attainable and easy-to-implement schedule for READ 180 students reading any book.   BOOK POINTS: MARKING PERIOD CALENDAR The key is determining how many days students will be reading in the marking period. On my class calendar and a one-page marking period calendar handout, I identify book points, with one point read for every 3 days. (This…
Posted by Debbie Lee on August 09 2017 at 2:46 PM
Are you looking for bulletin board ideas to use in your classroom?  Check out this design that will be relevant all year! Use the same "bones" all year, and just add the title, rBook  or ReaL Book Intro page, workshop components, and standards. Ready to begin your next workshop? It is easy and quick to update the display.MATERIALS NEEDEDSample bulletin board texts: Stage A, Stage B, or Stage C samples and/or 44Book Samples. Tailor to meet your class' needs. rBook or ReaL…
Posted by Debbie Lee on June 21 2017 at 9:39 AM
I am ready for vacation, as I am sure you are too!  With the school year so busy and demanding, I need time to chill, to decompress, and enjoy my family and friends who have patiently waited for my full attention this summer.  However, as a realist, I know that throughout the summer there will be times when I see something that inspires me and makes me wonder how I could use it to improve my students, classes, and curriculum delivery.  If you find yourself in an exploring mood…
Posted by Debbie Lee on May 29 2017 at 11:01 AM
As we wrap up our final workshops, these thoughts may cross your mind: "What can we do in the remaining short time?  What can we do that will keep students interested, involved, and learning between now and the end of the school year?"INDEPENDENT STUDY This year, with the anticipated many interruptions of the final weeks of school, knowing I would never have time to do another workshop justice, I turned my READ 180 classroom into an independent study classroom where students work in 20…
Posted by Debbie Lee on May 14 2017 at 12:50 PM
In our READ 180 classrooms, it is important that we differentiate and individualize instruction for our students.  One way to do this is to use Google Classroom's new feature by assigning specific students to an assignment. Only the students selected will see their assignments. This is great if assigning students' work in different skills, or on different levels. Google Classroom's new feature is also invaluable when students are writing essays or completing a research project where they…
Posted by Debbie Lee on April 17 2017 at 1:39 PM
If you are like me, you have digital resources for each of your workshops scattered all over. My intentions are good; I promise myself that at the end of each workshop I will put everything together, and for my hard copies, I'm fairly good at keeping track of them.  It's all my digital resources that get the better of me.Digital resources come from all over. I may use a plethora of websites: READ 180 Community, YouTube, digital news articles, etc., plus files in Google Docs and/or Dropbox.…
Posted by Debbie Lee on April 02 2017 at 2:20 PM
As an English teacher, since I've been teaching READ 180, I miss reading class novels with my students. I understand and support the very valid reasons behind having students read independently, but I still miss class novels. That said, there is still a valid way to fit in a class novel before the end of the year. As teachers begin to wrap up the school year in the last quarter, with thought and planning, Marking Period 4 can be the ideal time to add a class novel to reinvigorate and motivate…
Posted by Debbie Lee on March 19 2017 at 2:33 PM
Are your students, like mine, vocabulary poor?  Do they have a large "vocabulary gap?"  Having a wide vocabulary is one factor that helps students in reading and writing. However, many students lack the vocabulary knowledge needed to take them to the next level.Our rBooks and ReaL Books give students many opportunities with academic and target vocabulary, but students still need more. More vocabulary.  More  connections.  More general knowledge. WORD…