Once you have started guided reading rotations in your classroom the next thing to think about is what will everyone else do while you are reading with 1 group.
The most important thing when selecting activities for your rotations is that the students can complete them independently! Take the time to teach and instruct your students on how to complete each activity before expecting them to be able to complete the activity without interrupting your reading group.
Here are some of the activities we use in our class...
Other ideas for independent rotations include...
- computers / ipads
- independent reading / buddy reading
- spelling word practise (look, cover, write, check)
- independent writing/ journal writing
- listening post
Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan!
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