Create a Handbook
In this ongoing activity, you will collect literacy resources in a Handbook for Effective Literacy Practices to use in your classroom.
Today, you will create a section for your classroom environment and literacy routines. Include resources you already use, and plan to use in the future. Place them in the section for Creating a Literate Community. You may want to include:
- themes throughout the year
- lists of books categorized by topics, genres, or themes you teach
- lists of books categorized by reading level
- lists of related print materials to display in the room (word walls, charts, poems, student work, etc.)
- classroom arrangements for reading, writing, listening, and speaking: whole-class, small-group, and independent areas (include a sketch of your classroom)
- daily routines for Morning Work or Morning Jobs
- activities for independent/small-group work (work boards, activity charts, etc.)
- other materials, curriculum topics, or classroom routines that support literacy learning
Review the contents of the handbook for how well they correlate to the principles of Dr. Paratore's lecture and the readings.