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					                                                                                 Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                               Balanced Literacy
                                                                  nd
                                                              2        Grade Implementation Guide--Trophies
                                                                                                 BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                  Reading Workshop
                                                                       Shared                         Guided                                 Independent
  Month      Week                   Read Aloud                                                                                                                                 Phonics/Word Work
                                                                       Reading                        Reading                                  Reading
                                                                                                                                                                           Grade and Instructional Level/30
                             Grade Level/           Focus           Grade Level/                Instructional Level/                      Independent Level/
                                                                                                                                                                            min. daily imbedded in other
                             20 min. daily         Strategy        15-20 min. daily            60 min. minimum daily                         15 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                                    components
                                                                                        Spend time getting to know your
                                                                                                                                                                            Use student writing to assess
                                                                                         students as readers.                      Purpose of Independent
                                                                   Rules (Social                                                                                            student spelling of sight words
                        McDuff Moves In (MM)                                           Talk with each student informally to       Reading/Enjoying Silent Reading
                                                                    Studies TE 30)                                                                                           and student knowledge of the
                        “The Library” in                                                determine reading interests and/or         (GRW p.146)
            Week 1                                                 Slips and Slides                                                                                         conventions of spelling
                         Poppleton(MM)                                                   give each student an interest             How Readers Choose Books (GRW
            (3 days)                                                (Harcourt, Big                                                                                          Can give developmental spelling
                        The Mixed Up                                                    inventory.                                 p.146)
                                                                    Book of                                                                                                  inventory
                         Chameleon (Harcourt)                                           Begin to establish the independent        How to Pick a “just right” book
                                                                    Rhymes, p. 4)                                                                                           Can begin assessing students on
                                                                                         reading routine so that it can be used     (GRW p.146)
                                                                                                                                                                             300 sight words
                                                                                         as a center.
                                                                                        Begin to establish classroom routines     Why Readers Abandon Books
                        Sheila Rae, The Brave                     Count the Stars
                                                                                         for guided reading                         (GRW p.148)
            Week 2       (MM)                                       (Harcourt, Big
                                                                                        Introduce one center activity             Fiction & Nonfiction Genres
            (5 days)    Get Up and Go!                             Book of
                                                                                        Give informal running records to          Keeping a Record of Your
                         (Harcourt)               Text-to-self     Rhymes, p. 5)                                                                                           Establish the following routines to
                                                                                         determine groups                           Independent Reading (GRW p. 150)        be used throughout the year
                                                   connections
 August/          Ibis, A True Whale Story                                                                                        Writing Responses to Your Reading
                                                                                        Continue to establish classroom                                                    during word work:
                   (MM)                     Teach Core             Teacher                                                         (GRW p. 152)
September Week 3                                                                         routines
                  Henry and Mudge                                  selected poems                                                 Choosing topics for reading journals     Word wall activities
            (4 days)                        Routine:                                    Introduce one center activity
                        Under the Yellow Moon     DRTA             and songs                                                       (GRW p. 156)                             Word sorts
                                                                                        Continue informal running records
                        (Harcourt)
                                                                                                                                                                             Making words
                                                                    To Feel Better
                                                                                        Continue to establish classroom           Checking for understanding as you        Sound cards
                                                                    Soon (Harcourt,
                        A Chair for My Mother                                           routines                                   read (GRW p. 159)                        Interactive writing
                                                                    Big Book of
            Week 4       (MM)                                                           Introduce two center activities           Solving unknown words (GRW p.
                                                                    Rhymes, p. 26)
            (5 days)    Days With Frog and                                             Use informal running records and           159)                                    Part of the phonics/word work
                                                                    Sometimes
                         Toad (Harcourt)
                                                                    (Harcourt, TE        OTM info. to determine guided             Using punctuation to help you           skills should be taught through
                                                                                         reading groups                             understand (GRW p. 160)                 shared reading or as follow-up
                                                                    120)
                                                                                                                                                                            lessons after guided reading or a
                                                                   Cat at Bat
                        Review/Alternate Text                                          Simulate guided reading routine by                                                 read aloud.
                                                                    (Harcorut, Big                                                 15 min. daily
            Week 5       (MM)
                                                                    Book of
                                                                                         having students rotate through centers
                                                                                                                                   Focus = Reading levels (p. 61)
            (5 days)    Wilson Sat Alone                                                while teacher monitors from the
                                                                    Rhymes, p. 6)                                                  IDR journal = Teacher choice (p.70)
                         (Harcourt)                                                      guided reading table
                                                                                      Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                       Balanced Literacy
                                                                               nd
                                                                           2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                      BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                       Reading Workshop
                                                                                    Shared                   Guided                          Independent
  Month      Week                     Read Aloud                                                                                                                              Phonics/Word Work
                                                                                    Reading                  Reading                           Reading
                                                                                                        Instructional Level/                                                 Grade and Instructional
                               Grade Level/               Focus                 Grade Level/                                               Independent Level/
                                                                                                         60 min. minimum                                                  Level/30 min. daily imbedded in
                               20 min. daily             Strategy              15-20 min. daily                                              15-20 min. daily
                                                                                                               daily                                                             other components
                                                                                                                                         Making Meaning, Unit 2
             Week                                                                                                                15 min. daily
                         Jamaica Tag-Along (MM)
              6                                                          Teacher selected poems        Core Routine:            Focus = Monitoring reading levels and
             (5 days)                                                     and songs                      DRTA                    comprehension (p. 62)
                                                        Text-to-self                                                            IDR journal = Text-to-self connection
                                                         connections                                                                                                      Word Study components for
                         Alexander and the                                                             Beginning reading
                                                        Identify                                                                                                         second grade:
                          Terrible, Horrible, No                                                        strategies:
                          Good, Very Bad Day             important                                      Look at the picture      15 min. daily                            Academic content vocab.
             Week                                        ideas                                                                                                             300 sight words
                          (MM)                                           What’s For Lunch (Harcourt,   and reread               Focus = Monitoring reading levels and
              7          The Enormous Turnip                             Big Book of Rhymes, p. 8)
                                                                                                                  st
                                                                                                        Use the 1 sound           comprehension (p. 72)                    Conventional spelling patterns
             (4 days)     (Harcourt)                                                                    and reread               IDR journal = Text-to-self connection     and letter clusters
                                                       Teach Core                                       Push through the                                                   Long and short vowel patterns
                                                       Routine:                                         word and reread                                                    Recognize letters that represent
                                                        QAR                                            Use chunks and                                                      no sound in words (lamb, light)
                         ReviewAlternate Text                           Big Storm Coming (Social                               15 min. daily
             Week                                                                                       reread                                                             Compound words
September/                (MM)                                            Studies, TE 88)                                        Focus = Monitoring reading levels and
              8                                                                                         Read ahead and                                                     Synonyms and antonyms
 October                 Helping Out (Harcourt)                         Sunrise (Harcourt, Big Book                             comprehension (p. 72)
             (4 days)                                                                                   come back                                                          Simple multi-meaning words
                                                                          of Rhymes, p. 10)                                      IDR journal = Teacher choice
                                                                                                        **For each strategy,                                               Basic syllabication rules
                         A Tree Is Nice (MM)                                                           always ask:                     Making Meaning, Unit 3             Plurals
                         Fathers, Mothers, Sisters,                                                    Does it look right?                                                Verb endings
             Week         Brothers: A Collection of     Visualizing     All Join In (Harcourt, TE     Does it sound right?     15 min. daily                            Contractions
              9           Family Poems (MM)             Use              188)                          Does it make sense?      Focus = Monitoring reading levels and    Possessives
             (5 days)    Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly       schema                                                                   comprehension (p. 90)                    Use word analysis (root words,
                          the Plane (Harcourt)           and                                            Optional teaching        IDR Journal = Teacher choice              prefixes, suffixes) to identify
                                                         inference                                      points:                                                             words
                                                                         Maple Talk (Social Studies,   Making connections
                         “Dry Skin” in Poppleton      Teach Core         TE 106)                       Finding the main idea
             Week                                                                                                                20 min. daily
                          and Friends (MM)             Routine:          Fourteen Minutes (Harcourt,   Creating mental
              10                                                                                                                 Focus = The reading life (p. 98)
                          Hedgehog Bakes a Cake         QAR              Big Book of Rhymes, p. 12)    pictures
             (5 days)     (Harcourt)                                                                                             IDR journal = Teacher choice
                                                                                    Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                     Balanced Literacy
                                                                             nd
                                                                         2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                     BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                      Reading Workshop
                                                                                    Shared                        Guided                        Independent
 Month     Week                        Read Aloud                                                                                                                            Phonics/Word Work
                                                                                    Reading                       Reading                         Reading
                                                                                                                                                                            Grade and Instructional
                              Grade Level/                                         Grade Level/              Instructional Level/            Independent Level/
                                                       Focus Strategy                                                                                                     Level/30 min. daily imbedded
                              20 min. daily                                       15-20 min. daily          60 min. minimum daily               20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                             in other components
                                                                                                                                           Making Meaning, Unit 3
                                                                               Lemonade                                                          (cont.)
                                                                                (Harcourt, TE                                                                             Word Study components for
           Week        “The Kite” in Days With Frog                            276)                                                      20 min. daily                  second grade:
            11          and Toad (MM)                                          Fireflies             Core Routine:                       Focus = The reading life (p.    Academic content vocab.
           (5 days)    Lemonade for Sale (Harcourt)                            (Harcourt, Big         DRTA                               98)                             300 sight words
                                                                                Book of Rhymes,                                           IDR journal = Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                           Conventional spelling patterns
                                                                                p. 14-15)             Beginning reading strategies:        choice                           and letter clusters
                                                                                                      Look at the picture and reread                                       Long and short vowel patterns
                                                                                                                st
                                                                                                      Use the 1 sound and reread                                           Recognize letters that
           Week                                         Visualizing
                       The Paperboy (MM)                                      Teacher selected      Push through the word and reread                                      represent no sound in words
            12                                          Use schema             poems and songs       Use chunks and reread                                                 (lamb, light)
           (4 days)                                      and inference                                Read ahead and come back                                             Compound words
November                                                                                              **For each strategy, always ask:
                                                                                                                                                                           Synonyms and antonyms
                                                       Teach Core                                     Does it look right?
           Week                                                                Johnny                                                                                     Simple multi-meaning words
                       Review/Aternate Text (MM)      Routine:                                       Does it sound right?
                                                                                                                                          20 min. daily                   Basic syllabication rules
            13                                          QAR                    Appleseed             Does it make sense?
                                                                                (Harcourt)                                                Focus = The reading life        Plurals
           (5 days)
                                                                                                      Optional teaching points:
                                                                                                                                           (p. 112)                        Verb endings
                                                                                                                                          IDR journal = Write or draw     Contractions
                                                                                                      Making connections
                                                                                                      Using background knowledge           a mental picture (p. 116)       Possessives
                                                                               The Star-             Drawing a conclusion                                                 Use word analysis (root
           Week                                                                                                                                                             words, prefixes, suffixes) to
                       Review/Aternative Text (MM)                             Spangled Banner       Creating mental pictures
            14                                                                  (Social Studies,                                                                            identify words
           (2 days)                                                             TE 142)
                                                                                Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                  Balanced Literacy
                                                                          nd
                                                                      2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                           BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                            Reading Workshop
                                                                     Shared                     Guided                             Independent
 Month      Week                     Read Aloud                                                                                                                      Phonics/Word Work
                                                                     Reading                    Reading                              Reading
                                                                   Grade Level/
                          Grade Level/                                                    Instructional Level/                  Independent Level/            Grade and Instructional Level/30 min.
                                               Focus Strategy       15-20 min.
                          20 min. daily                                                  60 min. minimum daily                     20 min. daily              daily imbedded in other components
                                                                       daily
                                                                                                                              Making Meaning, Unit 4
                                                                    Ice Cream                                                                                Word Study components for second
                        What Mary Jo                                Dream                                                                                    grade:
            Week                                                                                                                                               Academic content vocab.
                         Shared (MM)                                 (Harcourt,
             15         From Seed to Plant                          Big Book of                                            20 min. daily                     300 sight words
                                                                                   Core Routine:
            (5 days)     (Harcourt)                                  Rhymes, p.                                             Begin Individual conferences      Conventional spelling patterns and
                                                                                    DRTA
                                                                     18)                                                     (p. 127)                           letter clusters
                                                                                   Beginning reading strategies:            Focus = IDR conference            Long and short vowel patterns
                                                                                   Look at the picture and reread            notes (p. 127)                    Recognize letters that represent no
                        Erandi’s Braids       Use inference to    Cows Moo                st                             IDR journal = Write about the      sound in words (lamb, light)
            Week                                                                   Use the 1 sound and reread
                         (MM)                   understand           (Harcourt,
                                                                                   Push through the word and reread          main character                    Compound words
             16         The Secret Life of     character            Big Book of
                                                                                   Use chunks and reread                                                       Synonyms and antonyms
            (5 days)     Trees (Harcourt)       feelings,            Rhymes, p.
                                                motivation, and
                                                                                   Read ahead and come back                                                    Simple multi-meaning words
                                                                     20)
                                                actions
                                                                                   **For each strategy, always ask:                                            Basic syllabication rules
November/                                                                          Does it look right?                                                         Plurals
                                               Narrative text
December                                        structure
                                                                                   Does it sound right?                                                        Verb endings
                                                                                   Does it make sense?                                                         Contractions
                                              Teach Core                                                                                                       Possessives
                                                                                   Optional teaching points:                                                   Use word analysis (root words,
                                              Routine:
                                                                                   Story retell                             20 min daily
                                               Reciprocal          Poems for                                                                                  prefixes, suffixes) to identify words
                        Chester’s Way                                             Narrative text structure: characters,    Individual conferences
                                                                     Sale
            Week         (MM)                   Teaching
                                                                                   setting, problem, solution, main         Focus = Main character
                                                                     (Harcourt,
             17         Watermelon Day                                            events                                     (p. 150)
                                                                     Big Book of
            (5 days)     (Harcourt)
                                                                     Rhymes, p.    Understand a character’s feelings,       IDR journal = Write about one
                                                                     21)           motivation, and actions                   of the characters in the story
                                                                                                                             (p. 153)
                                                                                      Rockford Public Schools 09-10
                                                                                        Balanced Literacy
                                                                                nd
                                                                            2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                   BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                    Reading Workshop
                                                                            Shared                                     Guided                                  Independent
                                      Read Aloud                                                                                                                                       Phonics/Word Work
 Month      Week                                                            Reading                                    Reading                                   Reading
                                                                                                                                                                                       Grade and Instructional
                              Grade Level/                Focus           Grade Level/                         Instructional Level/                         Independent Level/           Level/30 min. daily
                              20 min. daily              Strategy        15-20 min. daily                     60 min. minimum daily                            20 min. daily             imbedded in other
                                                                                                                                                                                            components
                                                                                             Core Routine:                                                Making Meaning, Unit 4,      Word Study components
                                                       Use inference     The New Fruits     DRTA
                                                                                                                         **For each strategy, always
            Week        The Greatest Treasure                                                                           ask:
                                                                                                                                                                  Cont.                for second grade:
                                                        to understand      (Harcourt, Big
             18          (MM)
                                                        character          Book of           Beginning reading           Does it look right?                                            Academic content
            (5 days)    Pumpkin Fiesta (Harcourt)                                           strategies:                 Does it sound right?                                            vocab.
                                                        feelings,          Rhymes, p. 27)
                                                        motivation,                          Look at the picture and     Does it make sense?                                            300 sight words
                                                        and actions                          reread                                                       20 min. daily                Conventional spelling
                                                                                                       st                Optional teaching points:
                                                       Narrative text                       Use the 1 sound and                                          Individual conferences        patterns and letter
                                                                                                                         Story retell
                                                                                             reread                                                       Focus = Teacher choice        clusters
                        Review/Alternative Text        structure         Hide and Seek                                 Narrative text structure:
            Week                                                                             Push through the word
                                                                                                                                                          IDR journal = Teacher        Long and short vowel
                         (MM)                                              (Harcourt, Big                                characters, setting, problem,
             19                                                                              and reread                                                                                  patterns
                        The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate      Teach Core           Book of                                       solution, main events             choice
            (4 days)     the Wash (Harcourt)          Routine:             Rhymes, p. 22)
                                                                                             Use chunks and reread
                                                                                                                         Understand a character’s                                       Recognize letters that
                                                       Reciprocal                           Read ahead and come                                                                         represent no sound in
                                                                                                                         feelings, motivation, and
                                                        Teaching                             back                                                                                        words (lamb, light)
                                                                                                                         actions
                                                                                                                                                                                        Compound words
January                                                                                      Core Routines:              **For each strategy, always       Making Meaning, Unit 5       Synonyms and
                                                                          Spoiled Roy        DRTA                      ask:                                                            antonyms
                        The Incredible Painting of    Questioning                                                                                       20 min. daily
                                                                                              QAR                       Does it look right?                                            Simple multi-meaning
            Week         Felix Clousseau (MM)           to understand
                                                                           (Harcourt, Big
                                                                                                                         Does it sound right?             Individual conferences
                                                                           Book of           Beginning reading                                            Focus = Questions about       words
             20         The Ghost-Eye Tree (MM)        fiction                                                          Does it make sense?
                                                                           Rhymes, p. 24)    strategies:                                                   the story (p.173)            Basic syllabication rules
            (4 days)    How I Spent My Summer         Make              June(Harcourt,    Look at the picture and     Optional teaching points:        IDR journal = What           Plurals
                         Vacation (Harcourt)            predictions        TE 60)            reread                       I wonder statements             students like about their    Verb endings
                                                        and infer                                      st
                                                                                             Use the 1 sound and          Thick and thin questions        books (p. 176)               Contractions
                                                      Teach Core
                                                                                             reread                                                       20 min. daily                Possessives
                                                      Routine:            To Feel Better    Push through the word       **Literature Circles             Individual conferences       Use word analysis (root
            Week        Golimoto (MM)                                                       and reread                                                                                  words, prefixes,
                                                       Reciprocal         Soon (Harcourt,                                                                Focus =I wonder
             21         Dear Mr. Blueberry                                                  Use chunks and reread                                                                       suffixes) to identify
                                                        Teaching           Big Book of                                                                     statements (p. 180)
            (5 days)     (Harcourt)                                                          Read ahead and come                                                                         words
                                                                           Rhymes, p. 26)                                                                  IDR journal = I wonder
                                                                                             back                                                          statements (p. 182)
**Literature circles differ from guided reading in that they are heterogeneous and require students to use the core routines independently. Therefore, literature circles should not
be introduced until students have demonstrated competence in the three core routines (DRTA, QAR, Reciprocal Teaching) during guided reading.
                                                                                      Rockford Public Schools 09-10
                                                                                        Balanced Literacy
                                                                                nd
                                                                            2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                   BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                    Reading Workshop
                                                               Shared                                    Guided                                            Independent
Month      Week                 Read Aloud                                                                                                                                                Phonics/Word Work
                                                               Reading                                   Reading                                             Reading
                                                                                                                                                                                         Grade and Instructional
                         Grade Level/          Focus         Grade Level/                          Instructional Level/                                 Independent Level/
                                                                                                                                                                                       Level/30 min. daily imbedded
                         20 min. daily        Strategy      15-20 min. daily                      60 min. minimum daily                                    20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                                          in other components
                                                                                 Core Routines:                  **For each strategy, always   Making Meaning, Unit 5, (cont.)
                                                                                  DRTA                          ask:
                                             Questioning
                                                                                  QAR                           Does it look right?
                                              to                                                                 Does it sound right?                                                  Word Study components for
                       The Paper Crane                                          Beginning reading strategies:
           Week                               understand     Teacher                                            Does it make sense?            20 min daily                          second grade:
                                                                                 Look at the picture and
                        (MM)                  fiction         selected poems                                                                    Individual conferences                 Academic content vocab.
            22         Cool Ali             Make            and songs
                                                                                 reread
                                                                                           st
                                                                                                                 Optional teaching points:      Focus = Comprehension strategies       300 sight words
           (5 days)                                                              Use the 1 sound and reread       I wonder statements           (p. 191)
                        (Harcourt)            predictions
                                                                                 Push through the word and                                                                              Conventional spelling patterns
                                              and infer                                                           Thick and thin questions     IDR journal = I wonder statements       and letter clusters
                                                                                 reread                                                          (p. 194)
                                                                                                                 **Literature Circles                                                   Long and short vowel patterns
                                                                                 Use chunks and reread
                                            Teach Core
                                                                                 Read ahead and come back                                                                               Recognize letters that
                                            Routine:                                                                                                                                     represent no sound in words
                       Review/Alternate                                         Core Routines:                                                   20 min. daily
           Week                              Reciprocal     My Father’s                                        **For each strategy, always                                             (lamb, light)
                        Text (MM)                                                 DRTA                                                           Individual conferences
            23         The Emperor’s
                                              Teaching        Feet (Harcourt,
                                                                                  QAR
                                                                                                                 ask:
                                                                                                                                                  Focus = Teacher choice               Compound words
February   (5 days)                                           TE 122)                                            Does it look right?                                                    Synonyms and antonyms
                        Egg(Harcourt)                                                                                                             IDR journal = Teacher choice
                                                                                                                 Does it sound right?                                                   Simple multi-meaning words
                                                                                 Beginning reading strategies:                                           Making Meaning, Unit 6
                       The Tale of Peter                                                                        Does it make sense?                                                    Basic syllabication rules
                                                             The Pine Park      Look at the picture and                                          20 min. daily
           Week         Rabbit (MM)          Questioning                        reread                                                                                                 Plurals
                                                              Mystery                                            Optional teaching points:        Nonfiction text (p. 215)
            24         Beatrix Potter       Exploring                                    st
                                                                                                                                                                                        Verb endings
                                                              (Harcourt, TE      Use the 1 sound and reread       I wonder statements            Individual conferences
           (4 days)     (MM)                  nonfiction                                                                                                                                Contractions
                                                              154)               Push through the word and        Thick and thin questions       Focus = Self-monitoring (p. 205)
                                              text                               reread                           Nonfiction text features       IDR journal = Teacher choice         Possessives
                                                                                 Use chunks and reread            Main idea/details              20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                                        Use word analysis (root
                                            Teach Core                           Read ahead and come back                                                                                words, prefixes, suffixes) to
                                                                                                                                                  Nonfiction text (p. 221)
           Week        The Art             Routine:         Teacher                                                                                                                    identify words
                                                                                                                 **Literature Circles             Individual conferences
            25          Lesson(MM)           Reciprocal      selected poems
                                                                                                                                                  Focus = Self-monitoring (p. 225)
           (5 days)                           Teaching        and songs                                                                           IDR journal = What students
                                                                                                                                                   learned from their books (p. 233)

 **Literature circles differ from guided reading in that they are heterogeneous and require students to use the core routines independently. Therefore, literature circles should not
 be introduced until students have demonstrated competence in the three core routines (DRTA, QAR, Reciprocal Teaching) during guided reading.
                                                                                     Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                     Balanced Literacy
                                                                             nd
                                                                         2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                    BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                     Reading Workshop
                                                                                      Shared                        Guided                      Independent
Month      Week                           Read Aloud                                                                                                                         Phonics/Word Work
                                                                                      Reading                       Reading                       Reading
                                                                                                                                                                            Grade and Instructional
                             Grade Level/                                           Grade Level/              Instructional Level/            Independent Level/
                                                       Focus Strategy                                                                                                    Level/30 min. daily imbedded in
                             20 min. daily                                         15-20 min. daily          60 min. minimum daily               20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                                other components
                                                                                                                                            Making Meaning, Unit 6,
                                                                                                        Core Routines:                                 Cont.
                       It Could Still Be A Worm                                   The Mayflower                                                                        Word Study components for
                                                                                                         DRTA                              20 min. daily               second grade:
                        (MM)                                                        Crossing (Social
                                                                                                         QAR                               Nonfiction text (p. 239)     Academic content vocab.
          Week 26      Plants That Eat Animals                                     Studies, TE 234)
                                                                                                         Reciprocal Teaching               Individual conferences       300 sight words
           (4 days)     (MM)                                                       Claire (Harcourt,
                                                                                                                                            Focus = Previewing text      Conventional spelling patterns
                       Cool Ali(Harcourt)                                          Big Book of
                                                    Use schema to                                      Beginning reading strategies:         (p. 239)                     and letter clusters
                                                                                    Rhymes, p. 25)
                                                     understand nonfiction                              Look at the picture and reread      IDR journal = Interesting    Long and short vowel patterns
                                                    Questioning                                                  st
                                                                                                        Use the 1 sound and reread           facts (p. 244)
                                                                                                                                                                          Recognize letters that represent
                                                    Explore expository text       The Pine Park       Push through the word and                                          no sound in words (lamb, light)
          Week 27      Fishes (MM)                  features                       Mystery             reread                                                            Compound words
March/     (5 days)                                                                 (Harcourt)          Use chunks and reread
                                                                                                                                                                          Synonyms and antonyms
 April                                                                                                  Read ahead and come back
                                                                                                                                                                          Simple multi-meaning words
                       POP! A Book About          Reinforce Core                                       **For each strategy, always ask:    20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                          Basic syllabication rules
                        Bubbles (MM)               Routines:                       The Postman         Does it look right?                 Individual conferences
          Week 28                                   DRTA                                                                                                                 Plurals
                       Good-Bye Curtis                                             (Harcourt, TE       Does it sound right?                Focus = Questioning
           (5 days)                                 QAR                                                Does it make sense?                                               Verb endings
                        (Harcourt)                                                  176P)                                                    (p. 252)
                                                    Reciprocal Teaching                                                                                                  Contractions
                                                                                                                                            IDR journal = What
                                                                                                        Optional teaching points:                                         Possessives
                       Review/Alternate                                                                                                     students learned and
                        Text(MM)                                                                         Using background knowledge         what they wonder (p. 256)    Use word analysis (root words,
                                                                                   City Music           Nonfiction text features                                         prefixes, suffixes) to identify
          Week 29      Max Found Two Sticks
                                                                                    (Harcourt, TE                                                                          words
           (5 days)     (Harcourt)
                                                                                    222)                **Literature Circles



**Literature circles differ from guided reading in that they are heterogeneous and require students to use the core routines independently. Therefore, literature circles should not
be introduced until students have demonstrated competence in the three core routines (DRTA, QAR, Reciprocal Teaching) during guided reading.
                                                                                    Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                      Balanced Literacy
                                                                              nd
                                                                          2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                               BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                Reading Workshop
                                                                        Shared                            Guided                         Independent
Month     Week                    Read Aloud                                                                                                                             Phonics/Word Work
                                                                        Reading                           Reading                          Reading
                                                                                                                                                                        Grade and Instructional
                           Grade Level/             Focus             Grade Level/                  Instructional Level/               Independent Level/
                                                                                                                                                                     Level/30 min. daily imbedded in
                           20 min. daily           Strategy          15-20 min. daily              60 min. minimum daily                  20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                            other components
                      “Wild Rides” (MM)                                                       Core Routines:                        Making Meaning, Unit 7
                      “Summer of the Shark”                                                    DRTA
                       (MM)                                                                     QAR                             20 min. daily                      Word Study components for
          Week                                                                                                                   Nonfiction text (p. 282)           second grade:
                      “A Nose for the Arts”                     Pecos Bill (Harcourt, Big     Reciprocal Teaching
           30          (MM)                                       Book of Rhymes, p. 9)                                          Individual conferences              Academic content vocab.
          (3 days)    Anthony Reynoso:                                                        Beginning reading strategies:     Focus = Self-monitoring (p. 289)    300 sight words
                                                  Explore                                                                                                            Conventional spelling patterns
                       Born to Rope (Harcourt)                                                 Look at the picture and reread     IDR journal = Important ideas
                                                   important                                             st                                                            and letter clusters
                                                                                               Use the 1 sound and reread         (p. 294)
                                                   ideas                                                                                                              Long and short vowel patterns
                                                  Use
                                                                                               Push through the word and         20 min. daily
          Week                                                   You’re a Grand Old Flag                                                                             Recognize letters that represent
                      Me First (MM)               inference
                                                                                               reread                            Individual conferences
           31         Chinatown (Harcourt)
                                                                  (Social Studies, TE 277)     Use chunks and reread             Focus = Self-monitoring (p. 301)     no sound in words (lamb, light)
March/    (5 days)                                                                             Read ahead and come back          IDR journal = Important ideas       Compound words
April/                                                                                         **For each strategy, always                                            Synonyms and antonyms
                                                 Reinforce                                                                       20 min. daily
 May                                                             Claire (Harcourt, Big Book   ask:                                                                   Simple multi-meaning words
          Week                                   Core                                                                            Individual conferences
                      Big Al (MM)                                of Rhymes, p. 28)            Does it look right?                                                    Basic syllabication rules
           32                                    Routines:                                                                       Focus = Important ideas (p. 312)
                      Abuela (Harcourt)          DRTA          Abuelita’s Lap (Harcourt,    Does it sound right?                                                   Plurals
          (5 days)                                                                             Does it make sense?               IDR journal = Important message
                                                  QAR
                                                                  TE 280P)                                                                                            Verb endings
                                                                                                                                  (p. 320)
                                                  Reciprocal                                                                                                         Contractions
                                                                                               Optional teaching points:                                              Possessives
                      Review/Alternate Text       Teaching      Solving Problems (Social      Relevant/irrelevant ideas
                                                                                                                                 20 min. daily                       Use word analysis (root words,
          Week         (MM)                                       Studies, TE 296)              Summarizing
                                                                                                                                 Individual conferences               prefixes, suffixes) to identify
           33         Beginner’s World Atlas                    Boo Bear’s Supper             Main idea/details
                                                                                                                                 Focus = Teacher choice               words
          (4 days)     (Harcourt)                                 (Harcourt, Big Book of        Making inferences
                                                                                                                                 IDR journal = Teacher choice
                                                                  Rhymes, p. 29)
                                                                                               **Literature Circles

**Literature circles differ from guided reading in that they are heterogeneous and require students to use the core routines independently. Therefore, literature circles should not
be introduced until students have demonstrated competence in the three core routines (DRTA, QAR, Reciprocal Teaching) during guided reading.
                                                                                     Rockford Public Schools 09-10

                                                                                     Balanced Literacy
                                                                             nd
                                                                         2        Grade Implementation Guide
                                                                                                    BALANCED LITERACY
                                                                                                     Reading Workshop
                                                                                      Shared                       Guided                      Independent
  Month        Week                            Read Aloud                                                                                                                   Phonics/Word Work
                                                                                      Reading                      Reading                       Reading
                                                                                                                                                                           Grade and Instructional
                               Grade Level/                                         Grade Level/             Instructional Level/            Independent Level/
                                                        Focus Strategy                                                                                                  Level/30 min. daily imbedded in
                               20 min. daily                                       15-20 min. daily         60 min. minimum daily               20 min. daily
                                                                                                                                                                               other components
                          Little blue and little                                  Dear Uncle Lou     Core Routines:                      Making Meaning Unit 8
               Week                                                                                                                                                     Word Study components for
                           yellow (MM)                                              (Harcourt, Big      DRTA
                34        Dinosaurs Travel                                         Book of Rhymes,     QAR                               20 min. daily               second grade:
              (5 days)     (Harcourt)                                               p. 30)              Reciprocal Teaching               Individual conferences       Academic content vocab.
                                                                                                                                           Focus = Self-monitoring      300 sight words
                                                     Answer questions to                                                                                                Conventional spelling patterns
                          Review/Alternate Text                                   The Puppy          Beginning reading strategies:         (p. 328) and The reading
               Week                                   understand stories                                                                    life (p. 336)                 and letter clusters
                           (MM)                                                     (Harcourt, Big     Look at the picture and reread
                35                                   Reflection on                                                                                                      Long and short vowel patterns
                          Montigue on the High                                     Book of Rhymes,              st
                                                                                                       Use the 1 sound and reread           IDR journal = What
              (5 days)                                books/stories students
                           Seas (Harcourt)                                          p. 32)             Push through the word and            students like about their    Recognize letters that represent
                                                      like and want to read                                                                 books (p. 336)
                                                                                                       reread                                                             no sound in words (lamb, light)
                          Review/Alternate Text     Review comprehension
               Week                                                                Teacher selected   Use chunks and reread                                             Compound words
                                                      strategies used to
                           (MM)                                                                        Read ahead and come back                                          Synonyms and antonyms
   May          36                                    understand books              poems and
                                                                                    songs              **For each strategy, always ask:                                  Simple multi-meaning words
              (5 days)
                                                                                                       Does it look right?                                               Basic syllabication rules
                                                    Reinforce Core
                                                                                                       Does it sound right?
                                                                                                                                           20 min. daily                Plurals
                                                    Routines:
                                                                                                       Does it make sense?
                                                                                                                                           Individual conferences       Verb endings
                                                                                   Dream Song                                                                           Contractions
                                                     DRTA                                                                                 Focus = Teacher choice
                          Review/Alternate Text                                    (Harcourt, TE      Optional teaching points:                                         Possessives
               Week                                  QAR                                                                                  IDR journal = Teacher
                           (MM)                                                     384P)               Summarizing                                                     Use word analysis (root words,
                37        Ruth Law Thrills a        Reciprocal Teaching          Last Laugh
                                                                                                                                            choice
                                                                                                        Synthesizing                                                     prefixes, suffixes) to identify
              (5 days)     Nation (Harcourt)                                        (Harcourt, TE       Evaluating books                                                 words
                                                                                    404)

                                                                                                       **Literature Circles

**Literature circles differ from guided reading in that they are heterogeneous and require students to use the core routines independently. Therefore, literature circles should not
be introduced until students have demonstrated competence in the three core routines (DRTA, QAR, Reciprocal Teaching) during guided reading.

				
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