A 5th Grade ELA Block Through the Eyes of the Co-Teacher
Motivation & Grouping
Students are currently grouped in groups based off of Hogwarts houses and the professors. Students work together to gain points in weekly academic contests, surprise challenges, and positive behavior. The goal is to gain the most golden snitches. Students love the positive reinforcement system and actively participate!
Technology In the Classroom
Technology is often used in this classroom to for interventions, whole class assignments, stations, and a way to practice for PARCC. All students in the classroom have a Google Doc and are assigned to a classroom. I-Pads and Web 2.0 tools are often used to support lessons.
Organized by genre and topic, students often use it.
Books are organized by genre and topic.
Support students through content vocabulary, literacy vocabulary, Words Their Way Sorts and current strategies.
Small Group Suport
Multiple Teachers Multiple Gains
During reading groups ELL and Special Ed. students receive services, that support individual student goals. These teachers also collaborate together to design curriculum and assessments as a 5th grade team. Assessments are given across grade level within Rock Cut Elementary. This collaboration has benefited students and teachers.
Hands on activities and re-teaching of reading strategies.
Independnet Writing Center
Independent writing center, allows students to complete writing activities when completed with work.
Boxes and a comfortable rug welcome students into reading during SSR.