This is the first step in my year long planning for teaching literacy next year. The file included includes an Excel spreadsheet with two pages. The first page contains all information needed to put up a quality focus wall for each week of reading. The second page includes a list of all vocabulary words for the week.
The first sheet is formatted to be printed on 11x17" paper, while the second sheet is formatted to be printed on legal sized paper.
My purpose in creating this file was to organize myself to take on a different way of doing my focus wall next year. My plan is to have a Unit long focus wall for each unit of Reading Wonders. This will be accomplished by taping off a large white board in my classroom. There will be a row of boxes for each of the first five weeks of wonders. In the columns I will hang permanent titles and students will help to add information about each skill as we work our way through the Unit. My hope is that the repetition of skills will help students with mastery and being able to reflect on past weeks will also increase learning.