Hi, I am teaching a combined program of Read 180 and System 44 to self contained special ed children. I have 4 children in Read 180 and 6 in System 44. This is the first year working with the 4th. graders. I used to teach only 5th and 6th. and did half of the R Book in 5th. and the other half in 6th. I tried working out of the R Book with my 4th. graders but they are much too low ability wise to be able to do the work in the R Book. I tried using the RD1 Book for differentiation, but that too was much too hard. The 6 students in System 44 did not get a lexile on the SRI and the others are very low. I don't think that System 44 has nonfiction reading as well as any writing that is required with the common core standards. We don't have the money to upgrade to The Next Generation(44).
Can anyone give me any suggestions what I should do? There are ten students, but none of them can work independently. They need someone with them when they are in instructional software too. I need help setting up rotations. There are two teachers in the room, one teaching assistant and one aide. There are a lot of behavior problems which interfere with students being able to work independently.