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    Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
    Posted by: emma on 5/20/09
    (20) Comments


    I have a lesson plan book that I use for my Core Rdg. time which is
    for just the whole group, 30 to 40 min. I then have Spiral notebooks
    which I use for Small group instruction and I have to plan for 4
    different groups. I plan for my 2 top groups who go to my
    interventionist (she has no prep time for planning) and I plan for my
    2 more groups that are my more struggling kids. This is instruction
    during the Core Small group inst. time during the 90 min. I also have
    to have Literacy Stations planned and set up for this time and
    differentiated for all 4 groups. I also have to do plans for my Tier
    2 Instruction time. I do the plans for my interventionist who takes
    my at-risk readers and I plan for my group who are the Strategic
    readers who are not as "at-risk". Also, during this Tier 2 30 min.
    time I have to make sure I have Literacy stations or challenging work
    for my "Benchmark" kids to do. Is it sounding like something from a
    bad nightmare? Well, it is. It's ridiculous but it is required by
    our Reading First state dept. people who then expect our principal and
    our reading coach to come into our rooms and check and critique us all
    year to make sure we are implementing everything we are supposed to do
    and that we are doing it according to RF standards. This is just my
    Reading Time!! Then I spend time planning for Spelling, Writing, and
    Math. Our social studies and science has to come from Scholastic News
    as that is all we have time for! We really don't have much time for
    writing anymore which has broken my heart but since I need the job I
    try not to complain. So can you see why we feel exhausted? We also
    have many more meetings after school and we have to progress monitor
    all the time. I am soooo ready for summer. I pray RF dies away
    quickly. It's been a horrible 3 years for me. I know the kids rdg.
    scores are better in fluency but at what cost??? I used to love
    teaching and so much of the joy of teaching has left me. I feel
    burned to a crisp.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/16/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by :-) wait til your district demands the "math workshop model.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by newbie.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Getting to your top kids, 5/19/09, by paulaj.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/20/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/21/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/24/09, by Close the door and teach!.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by emma.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by I have to laugh.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Teach...Oh my gosh! I taught in an "open" classroom years .
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model wrot, 10/14/09, by ~~~~~~ ours has ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/18/09, by GO AWAY, RTI & NCLB & Dibels!!!!!!!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Amen to that!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 3/03/10, by Math Gal.