Buzzing with Ms. B: Reader's Workshop MiniSeries: Episode Five: Independent Reading & Reading Responses *Freebie! How to build up students' stamina, set a purpose for reading, utilize reader's notebooks, and maximize your small group instructional time!
Buzzing with Ms. B: Guided Reading "Special guided reading pencils? YES! I figured this one out a few years ago. I purchase a ton of colorful pencils. These happen to have bees on them (of course). I buy a bunch of the same kind so I can replenish as we wear them down."
Sequence and summarize idea: students have cards with important plot events. They sequence them on a Fiction Story Map. Then they use the important events - the character, motivation, problem, solution, and outcome/lesson to summarize the story. Buzzing with Ms. B: Sequencing and Summarizing in a Folktale