Of course, the reason we use a Daily 5 or Workshop schedule is so we can have that critically important guided-reading time with all of our readers, every day. Small group is when growth happens, and our beginning readers thrive during this time. I have four reading groups that are designated three different colors – green, yellow, and blue. (You can read more about my differentiation system in this post.) I store materials for my groups in a 3-drawer plastic container.
As their friends are making choices, my Teacher-Table group knows to get started reading whatever is in their spot. For my on-level groups, I do use our Reading Street basal. (Read more about how I integrate Reading Street into our daily schedule here.)
This is a picture from my green group and our final week on Short Vowels. We celebrated with this Short Vowel Sort (a freebie). It was a great chance to review our short vowels before moving to long vowels, as well as, to practice sentence writing.
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