Reader's Workshop Routine

It has taken us ALL 36 days but I can finally say my class really has their Reader's Workshop routines down! It is my favorite part of the day. I don't know if it's Daily 5 (my modified version), a great group of kids, or my diligence in creating and scaffolding routines for them but what ever it is, and it's probably a combination of all 3, things are going just wonderfully. Figuring out my schedule has been the most difficult part. I think I discussed that a little bit here. I've just posted all of the posters I use and the cards I made to display my center rotations on a chart in my room. They are split up between two products:

I decided to do it this way because I know not everyone has access to technology for their centers. I hope it doesn't make it to confusing. If you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to email me.
I also broke them up because I wanted to be respectful of The Daily 5 and its creators. I have a freebie for those of you who use Daily 5 terminology when labeling and discussing your center routines. Click ANY of the pictures below to download Read to Someone and Read to Self posters, pocket chart cards, and a center check list.

My classroom is on the smaller side so wall space comes at a premium! I can only post things I REALLY need and they are constantly changing. That's why I love my smartboard. Although I do have some of my routine posters posted and I do have a pocket chart for center routine cards they are mostly there for backup.

I display all the posters and center routines directly on my smartboard to review procedures and the daily schedules for centers. Something that has really been working well is my Center Choice board.
The kids simply drag their picture to the center they'd like to work on. (pardon the creepy, blury pictures) I do assign my technology groups so it is fair and to cut out and grumbling but everyone else gets to choose and I can't believe how well it's working. It was hard to give up control at first but now I am kicking myself for being so stubborn for so long! I'm sure others who have begun Daily 5 probably feel the same way.....right? Below you can click on the picture to download your very own Center Choice Board. I hope you and your students love it as much as I do.
** CONFESSION** I found this idea on Pinterest but it was a "dead pin", meaning it lead to nowhere. I love to give credit where credit is due but this time around I can't. :)
Thanks for stopping by! I love to hear your comments about how you manage centers in your room. :) Mrs. Wheat


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