Tip #1 Make sure that your storage is portable. I have tried different storage methods and using this container is by far the easiest when it comes to Common Core. All of my centers are in one place, and I can easily take them home if I need to refresh or check them.
Each center inside my bin is stored inside of a clearly labeled large envelope.
|This is differentiated for my younger students or lower ability students.|
Tip #2 Store student literacy center recording forms and answer keys inside of a binder. When the students move to their centers, I hand each one of them a literacy center recording form. I use this to keep track of how well they are understanding concepts during center time.
This form lists each of the standards. I use this to plan the centers and Common Core Standards individual students should complete during center time.
While group one is working on literacy centers and group two is reading quietly, I work with guided reading group three.
Common Core aligned rubrics allow me to quickly and easily assess comprehension. There is a rubric for each Literature and Informational Text standard. Multiple copies of the same standard are printed and are stored inside of file folders. During guided reading, I grab the one that I need for each student quickly and easily.
In the front of my guided reading binder are printed labels that list the common reading behaviors that students have. I use these for my running records. I quickly attach labels onto their individual progress forms. Using ready-to-go materials makes guided reading that much easier.
For Common Core Aligned resources, visit this link Click Here. When you get to the link, scroll down to access Common Core task cards, rubrics, literacy centers and more.