Another Debbie Diller book on Kindle. Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All
This great guidebook to centers in the lower grades is now on Kindle!! Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work You can download the Kindle reader for free and view Kindle books on your PC or Tablet. What a great inexpensive way to get your books and not have to have the reader, especially if you already have a tablet.
As a teacher, I have a special love for books that my pocketbook cannot always support. A friend mentioned Thriftbooks to me a few weeks ago and I’m addicted! They sell used books, mostly from libraries, with no shipping costs! All the books I’ve ordered and received so far have been in pretty good condition. Many are library bound which has helped them last. If you’re looking to add to your personal or classroom library, click on the link on the right side of my blog. http://ow.ly/5Ws2P
If you haven’t heard about this format for organizing Guided Reading, you have been missing out, until now! I was introduced to The Daily 5 by a coworker 2 years ago and was hooked as soon as I read the book. The Daily 5 is written by sisters Gail Boushey and Joan Moser and offers an innovative way to organize your Guided Reading and better ensure that students are learning and reading the whole time. Students have 5 choices that keep them working on the skills of reading. You won’t spend hours and tons of money on creating and changing centers. Find the book The Daily Fivehere.
Their second book, The Cafe Book, puts the structure of The Daily 5 in perspective and gives the reader a clear picture of how the sisters run their classrooms. I highly recommend reading both books before jumping into the organization of “The Daily 5.” This book can be found The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instructionhere.