I thought that I'd share something new that I am doing this year. I am keeping a small set of 6 resource binders on my small reading group table. Located inside are helpers that I might need for small group teaching. My math groups are often larger than 6 kids so some kids just have to share. :)
Guided Reading Resources:
Students in my groups aa-C always start with a whisper phone and chant this to "warm up" their brains. :) It gives me time to go check on my other students and gives them something to do as they wait for all students to make it to the table. :)
My groups level D-G warm up with these charts:
Whole class we use the Phonics Dance. However some students cannot chant them independently so for small group they chant these. :)
Here is what I use to record the progress of my guided reading students each week:
The first day we meet I listen to a snippet of each student read. If they have any miscues I write them in the box. I also circle a number indicating their accuracy and fluency. Later in the week I circle a number to indicate their level of comprehension. I copy this on the back of each individual group's leveled plans.
These are materials that students might need during our small group writing lessons.
Students always bring their weekly pre-writing organizer to group:
This is what I use to record how they did during the week for writing:
I choose a skill of the week to focus on. I circle a number for well the student applies that skill. I also circle a number to grade a student on how well they read and answered questions during author's chair.
The last two pages are used when our skill for the week is working on addition. Students either use a dry erase marker or put small items in the circles.
This is how I record weekly observations and exit slip results. My exit slips don't assess above level (a 4) skill so I have to rely on my observations. At the end of the quarter students are given a separate assessment to determine if they know the above grade level skills.
I hope this gives you some ideas or you might be inspired to try out a resource binder that holds materials that you need to teach. :)
I will be posting on TPT all of these items as a resource binder item soon! :) I also am almost finished with my guided reading levels aa-C file and my guided reading levels D-G files! :) Those have generic lesson plans, some of the items from above and a few other items.
Enjoy your weekend! :)