Friday, September 7, 2012

Primary Reading Notebooks

Reading Notebooks are a great tool for ALL kids! I have had several questions about how a Reading Notebook might look like in primary grades. I would personally do a “whole class” notebook in kindergarten and the 1st semester of first grade. Set up a chart tablet, either full size or half, dedicated to being your Class Reading Notebook.

This is going to be a collection of your anchor charts and a way for you to refer back to genres and lessons since CSCOPE spirals throughout the year. The examples I am showing are from 1st grade TEKS in Unit 1.

Set up the first page or two as the table of contents. Be sure to write the date, title, and genre.
From there, make sure to date each page, write the title, and note the genre. I am going to send some resources that can go into an individual notebook as well.

The reading notebook is a great place to address Fig. 19 skills and practice comprehension and vocabulary strategies. When done individually, it is a great tool for guided reading, shared reading, and independent reading.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's That Time Again

Welcome back!

What a great first week of school so far! Our teachers in Wylie ISD are amazing. New curriculum, new assessments, new planning...You guys have taken it all in stride and run with it!

Many of you are jumping right in with setting up expectations and that includes your reader's notebook. Be sure to spend some time getting this amazing tool set up the first few weeks of school. You can browse some of the boards on Pinterest under Wylie Specialists. I am also going to attach some photos of some ways to start your own reader's notebook!

Your reader's notebook should be a tool. It is a place for students to respond to literature. TEKS 1.19C,2.19C, 3.20C, and 4.18C. Students can respond to literature during whole class lessons, small group instruction and during independent reading. It is a place to increase your time writing and sharing thinking. Remember--"Writing is thinking on paper."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nice To Meet You!

How are you?  I hope you are getting excited about the upcoming 2012-2013 school year! 

My name is Cari Sturch and I'm new to the Wylie family!  I am commuting to Wylie from Commerce, Texas where I have spent the past 8 of my 16 years in education!  I cannot wait to start meeting new faces and helping Wylie ISD adjust to the new CSCOPE curriculum! 

I'm looking forward to working with you!


Hello Summer!

We know it is still the summertime, but our excitement about the new year cannot be contained.

We are a group of PreK-12 Learning Specialists who can't wait to work with our teachers this new school year! We will be supporting schools in all content areas and in the use and implementation of CSCOPE. It is going to be a great year!