Building Leaders and Independent Readers!
In my ELA classroom, I teach Common Core Standards through whole group read aloud and all levels through Guided Reading and a structure known as Daily 5. Students read to self and someone, listen to reading, write, and do word work activities. I believe that students need direct instruction a set amount of time each day, provided through whole group lessons, but also need time through rotations to have choice and take responsibility for their own learning. This structure allows me to meet and work with students at each one's appropriate level.