You know I actually taught in Nashville for one year (Goodlettsville Middle School). Then we bought our first home and moved to Spring Hill.
Okay, to answer your question about literacy rotations. It depends. I have tried various things, but here are the stations that are staples:
~ Guided reading with me
~ Read with a partner
~ Scholastic's Reading Skills Kit (short passages- allow you to check your own work)
~ Computer (I've tried Into the Book, Raz A-Z, etc.)
~ Free read/write
I recently built into that 30 minute schedule a time for each student to work on their individual spelling (Words Their Way and high frequency words misspelled in context of their writing). It comes from Fountas and Pinnell's Study Buddies. I'll have to post on that later.
And the National Writing Project. I have not been involved with it, but my dear friend is heavily involved and instrumental to the project (paid).
And my husband surprised me with a trip to see Lucy Calkins last year in Memphis. Isn't that cute?
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