In all my years of teaching, I’ve never heard an ELA teacher say they have too much time to cover the standards. We have no control over the length of our class period, but we do have control over how we spend that time. By strategically structuring our day/week, we can create time for students to read, practice, and develop their skills.
In this podcast, you will learn how to strategically use the time available for teaching ELA by establishing your 4 non-negotiables for planning reading workshop: creating time for reading, delivering short and concise mini lessons, conducting reading conferences, and providing time for students to share their work. Additionally, this lesson will provide sample schedules to help you structure your day/week.
If you are looking to maximize the time available for teaching ELA, this week’s episode is for you! By following the tips provided, you’ll be able to make your ELA class as meaningful as possible for every student. Press play and let’s go!
What you will learn:
- Time does matter – how to utilize the time have
- 4 nonnegotiables for planning reading workshop
- Time for reading
- Short, concise mini lessons
- Reading Conference
- Time to share out
- Sample 90-minute block schedule
- Sample 55-minute class schedule
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- ELA Daily Warm Ups
- How to Structure Reading Workshop
- Implementing Mini-Lessons
- Tips for Independent Reading