In Spanish 3, I have lots of great readers but not everyone is ready to fly out of the nest! In talking with Kristy Placido at CSCTFL, she mentioned that her students often divide into groups to read. Some read silently alone, some in a small group, and some with her…. What a great (DIFFERENTIATED) idea! Kudos, Kristy!
As we begin reading La hija del sastre (by me), I want to lay some ground work for my students to do a fully independent novel study in Spanish 4! So I am going to do a reading club in which we are all reading the same novel but in different ways!
I started with this survey:
Based on self-rating, I placed students into one of 3 groups:
Grupo Alfa: These students indicated that they read best when they have extra help. We will read in my lounge area together. They will not have additional comprehension activities like the other groups because I will be doing comprehension checks as we read!
Grupo Cooperativo: These students indicated that they work well with others and can stay on task. They also indicated that they like doing creative types of comprehension activities. They will be in groups of four at the tables. Their daily activities will be ELA projects adapted from Pinterest for our Spanish class.
Grupo Independiente: These students indicated that they like to read ahead, read alone, or read strictly for comprehension not for creativity. They will be working independently but will have access to each other when they have a question. They will be reading in a separate table area.
This is the first time I have tried this and while my mind says that it is going to be a cool experiment in leveled grouping, we shall see what reality says! I’ll share activities as we go! If you want to read along with us, let me know! Maybe we can collaborate on some activities.
Here are the character and event webs that I will give them back to back…. I want them to have creative liberty over how they web both!
Here is the grading rubric for class discussions: I actually use this for ALL class discussions to keep them having a CONVERSATION not a fact-off! I don’t keep track on the tally sheet any more! I now have my Class Dojo set up with all the categories so I can keep it there. The little Dojo sounds sure are motivating! 🙂