Now I have had time to sift through all the materials and go to a class that showed me what we really have available and how to use it. We also have access to the digital path and there are amazing resources there as well.
The First Stop is something I am going to take some time with. I didn't really understand why we had this last year, but now I know I need to really get into it.
I will be taking a look at the New Literacies and other resources in this. Our literacy facilitator said this should be our "First Stop." Weird, huh?
The kids love it. There are concept videos, grammar jammers, online versions of our books, and animated strategies.
It also has the Amazing Words within the videos, so it gives them another way to see and hear those vocabulary words.
All my students will have their own login and password and I will be "assigning" them different activities.
I am not sure how much they will use this on their own because of our many, many, many resources. I am thinking that I am going to make a login for the class to use on the Promethean board as a station.
This will be just another fun thing to do there. Plus we will use many of these whole group.
The grammar jammers are awesome! They really get stuck in your head and the kids think they are hilarious and will sing them all day.
Something I am going to love are the 10 Important Sentences. Each story has 10 Important Sentences. Here are just some of the activities we will be doing:
- Locate the sentences in the stories
- Fact and Opinion
- Cause and Effect
- Main Idea and Supporting Details
- Who did what, when, where, and why
We also got guided reading sets of books for below, on, and above level students. They are amazing color paperback books. Plus there are concept readers and ELL books. We have millions of resources. Very lucky. We also have access to all the leveled readers from K-6 on the digital path. Awesome, right?
Does anyone else have Reading Street? What do you think?