I'm not actually teaching a grade-I'm what's known as a floater. I'm bouncing between 3rd and 4th grade (Very cool because I get to see some of the kids I had this year, and get a peek at some of the kids I'll have in September!!)
I'm doing different reading groups, and helping out in general. Since I'm traveling, I have a bin that goes back and forth with me. I though I would show you my interpretation of a traveling teacher's reading bin!
First off, I have these resource books in my bin.
I have them read the poem (many many times!), and they we work on the rhyming words and other word study from the poem (I do this with my 4th graders who are below level-they both have IEPs but are at very different places reading wise-so it's been interesting trying to find books that fit both of them!)
We usually spend about 15-20 minutes on each poem-so we get through 2 poems before we go to the Computer Lab. I have them read each poem 3-5 times depending on length and style before we move into talking about the poem and word study.
An important part of my instruction is going over vocab-so I have whiteboards at the ready!
And with whiteboards-you need Expo markers!
I use the last whiteboard-
Along with pencils and post-its
I use the symbols to track their thinking rather than the different colors because well...it's cheaper to buy a couple of sets with different colors and give each kid one, rather than buying 25 different packs.
Since this is all about reading, I also have the books that each group is reading:
|You can see the friends that tracked their thinking!|
And for those that struggle a little with text:
Calloway House- they came in a pack of 12)
When we've finished reading:
Jen Runde's Comprehension Question Fan!
I also have a set of crayons;
This all fits nicely into my bin:
|Bin from the Dollar Store-LOVE!|
If you were a 'traveling teacher', what would be in your bin?
Smiles and Sunshine,