I’ve spent the majority of the day working on my next unit of study for reading. I am using Calkins’ Literary Essays unit of study in writing as the basis for my reading unit. I had forgotten just how long it takes to write mini-lessons. I’m on my fourth lesson and about 3 hours have gone by! Of course, I am extending that time be even more just by coming to blog. Four minilessons down, so that covers me for the week, at least. A lot of thinking going on over here, revising the plans I laid out over the summer. It seems the best-laid plans never work out. No matter how well I plan in July/August, each class brings new surprises and new information. Inevitably, those plans are reworked, rearranged, and tweaked a lot. Hey, at least teaching is never boring!
Posted on November 25, 2007 by thereadingzone