Read and Write 180-Day 58
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Today was interesting. I feel that my 6th graders are not making as much progress as I would like in their thinking about reading and reading comprehension so I have made a decision. I am going to change my strategy of teaching and return to the scripted basal. I am not going to assign homework anymore, and they will not be doing reading response letters. I am going to look at our SF reading program again and see about trying to follow it as closely as possible. I’m not sure how much of it can actually be covered in a day because there is SO much that they provide, but I am going to try.
I have about 12 out of 48 students that are reading on grade level, the others are reading below grade level according to the STAR reading assessment. This is just hard to absorb. We have been an ARI school for 7 years and this is the 4th year of the SF Reading Street program. It seems that the numbers should be opposite with about 12 out of 48 not reading on grade level.
So I might end up taking a hiatus from blogging for awhile because I am feeling discouraged and down about all of it. If you don’t see me on here for awhile you will know that I am collecting my thoughts. 🙂
I’ll miss ya’ll.