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Launch the Reading Block
by Kristi McCullough
Starting up the reading block can be overwhelming. Author and Smekens Consultant Kristi McCullough draws from her training as a Reading Recovery® teacher and Literacy Coordinator to open this resource with a big-picture vision of practical practices to support students mastering literacy skills. She demonstrates how whole-class mini-lessons, small-group instruction, and literacy stations ultimately work together to promote success. She describes the importance of foundational lessons to establish routines, outline expectations, and build stamina at the beginning of the school year.
A 30-day calendar is included, outlining a day-by-day schedule of mini-lessons needed to achieve this during the first six weeks. It includes lessons suggestions for reading mini-lessons, routines & procedures, first literacy stations, managing assessments, and first meetings with small groups.
Launch the Reading Block is a great resource for those looking for specific lesson direction for the management of an effective reading block.
Grades K-5, 12-page staple-bound 11" x 17" printed on durable card stock
Also available in digital format:
Watch this video where Smekens Education Remote Coach Bridget Longmeier explains how to use this resource in your classroom.