From this PD what hit home was how important it is for me to really implement the prompts. I can see how helpful it can be to a cohort of children if teachers are using the same terminology. This aside it got me thinking how i really need to make more of my reading time with my kids because i don't feel that they are getting the quality time they should be having, which would involve me using these prompts effectively. This is because other children are preventing me from fully engaging with my group.
This comes in various forms which may include:
1. The disruptive child who refuses to engage with work
2. Tech problems preventing a child from beginning work
3. Children who don't know what they should be doing.
My task from now on is to minimise these variables and make sure I have done everything I can to ensure my groups have the quality teaching time they deserve.
1. Ensure each group's weekly rotation is well-thought through. That they are given sufficient time with me to complete EE activities independently.
2. Ensure EE activities are appropriately graded and do-able.
3. Make the reading rotation sequence clear to the class - to minimise the "Mr, I've finished" conversations.
4. Constantly enforce "the zone"
5. Be clear in my own mind about the WALTS of each session and what I want to achieve with each group in that timeframe.
6. Make this clear to the kids.
7. Share good work with the class.