from The Teacher's Cauldron!
We read for 15 minutes EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. During this time, I am walking around the room listening to students read and conferencing with them. I usually see about 2-3 kids each day, visiting my high ones less frequent, probably every other week or so.
BUT, during our reading time, the students always have a skill they are looking for while they read.
On Mondays, I always hit the phonics skill for the week pretty hard, so they always search for words that follow our rule. I give them a "tab" (post it notes that I cut into skinny strips) and they put the tab on the word they find as they read, like so....
Sorry these are wonky - I tried uploading them like 3 times and they always came out like this...weird.
This week our skill was the OW! words, so we did a tree map after they read where they organized their words. The kids write their words on the board, and everyone has to do it. If they can't find a word, they can think of one on their own.
Thanks for sticking with me for one of my favorite things I do in my room - reading conferences and skill lessons.