new to the program

Hello--my name is Joan Engel from Dover, DE. I am so excited about starting the READ 180 program, unfortunately my materials have not yet arrived. I am at odds about what to do since I want the students to be patterned to adjust to the timing. How rough will it be if I can't start until November and in the meantime, any ideas on what I can do now? I am using Bridges to Literature and some things I improvising, but I really want the students to beging the technique as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Posted on: September 08 2009
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  • AskDee

    Joan, How's it going now?  I was wondering if running the "rotations" without the software was working out for you.  Dee

    I feel your pain Joan, this is my first year and the computer software was not up and running until the 3rd week of school. I broke up activities each day into 3 zones so we could practice the movement. Working on a novel in class is great for this: independent reading of a certain number of pages, then small group with teacher for working on questions/vocab etc, then independent or partner work at computer station to continue working on questions or partner reading. good luck!

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