Monday, January 31, 2011

Reading Group Idea

So my question has always been, "What do I do with those high readers?" I still want to meet with them at least once a week, but their books are long and I always feel pressured to spend more time with my struggling readers. So here's what I have come up with. I have a group of 5 readers who are already reading past where they need to be at the end of 1st grade. I give them a book to put in their book box to read during Daily 5. On Thursday or Friday, I meet with them and we talk about the book using my "Quiz Me Can". It is a crystal light container that I wrapped paper around. Then, I printed questions on labels and cut them to fit a jumbo popsicle stick. They just love the idea of getting to pick a question.

I made extras so I could use it for Kagan's Fan and Pick structure as table groups, too.


Here are some pictures, then the files follow. Enjoy!







-Mrs. Patton

20 comments:

Mrs. Harris said...

This is absolutely adorable! I have a snow day and am probably going to be making this and figuring out how to use it in my classroom! Thanks for sharing!

www.adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

Paige said...

Awesome idea! I love it!

Gladys said...

Awesome idea!

-Gladys

http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Janae said...

I'm always looking for more ideas for my high group. This is great! Thanks! :)

Dana Baker said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing!

Dana
http://love2learnandshare.blogspot.com/

Chrissy said...

Thank you! A few of my kindergartners are reading way above grade level and I needed a new plan for conferencing with them.

Emily said...

I love this idea for reading groups, thank you!!

Claire @ Completely Claire said...

UMMM LOVE THIS!!! Will be making my own very soon! Thanks so much~

TiffanyClark said...

This is so great!! Thanks for sharing!!

Christine said...

What a GREAT idea! I love it and can't wait to use it!

jodi said...

love this! Thanks for sharing!!

Richele said...

That is SO awesome! I love it! I have these oatmeal containers I kept because I knew they would be useful but wasn't sure what to do. I will do this! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Mrs. Wilson said...

I LOVE this idea and think it will be great for many of my readers. Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing it with us. I do have one question...you mentioned you printed the questions on labels and I am wondering if they are return address labels or something like that? Thanks again or sharing, it's GREAT!!

Sheri said...

Love your ideas! Your blog is fabulous! I hope to create one someday!

Amanda said...

This post was just shared again as a reminder for the Helping Struggling Readers Linky Party. I just saw it for the first time and ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Popsicle stick idea! I have the same problem with my high kiddos. I feel like I'm short-changing them! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda
www.frolickingthroughfirst.blogspot.com

Janna said...

Love love love it!

Miss Rorey said...

Thanks for sharing these on google docs. It is so great, and I can't wait to return to the states this summer and stock up on some large popsicle sticks to get this project going for next year. Laminated paper works great, but kids love popsicle sticks; maybe it makes them think of ice cream!

ZivaDiva2010 said...

Thanks for sharing these. I have been looking for a way to challenge my high kids during groups.

Mrs. Marshall said...

Thank you, thank you! In my second year teaching and differentiating for those high readers has been a struggle. This is awesome!

I'm your newest follower :)

claudia plaza said...

Hello there. I tried to download the file but all I get is a black background and a message that says, "Apologies. There is no preview available." Any chance you can email the file? I have a group this would be perfect for. My email is ps84plaza@gmail.com.
Thanks!