I’ve been thinking a lot about teaching reading. My school uses Houghton Mifflin readers (big textbook of random “samples” of books, all whole-class instruction), which I honestly think is pretty terrible. Luckily, we’re given some freedom in how we implement it.
In the last few weeks of school, I haven’t been using the curriculum and have been experimenting with rotation “centers” and reading groups instead. Each reading group is reading a non-fiction text about California Missions, since that’s our Social Studies/Project Based Learning unit. My kids are SO MUCH more into reading/writing/word-work this way. I want to do something similar from the start next year, but don’t know much about rotations. Does anyone have any recommendations or resources? I’ve read Daily 5 and was thinking of doing a modified version of that…anyone tried it before?