The reading rotation, which spells READ, engages students in reading, comprehending texts, talking with peers to increase understanding, responding to reading, and analyzing read material. Students attend to rotation during the independent work of the reading block. Bins with coordinating icons and letters are used to store rotation materials.
The rotation follows the word READ as an acronym. Students are divided into 4 groups as they rotate through the four rotations.
R: Read (Read just-right books in pairs or small groups to increase fluency)
E: Examine Text (Analyze text and apply comprehension strategies)
A: Attack Words (Examine unfamiliar words and enhance ability to decode and use new vocabulary)
D: Discuss The Text (Engage in purposeful dialogue with peers and/or teacher )
This format allows alignment with curricular outcomes related to literacy, guided reading, strategy lessons, 1:1 conferences with goal development, small group discussions, and self-directed reading and tasks. It facilitates differentiation based on ability and meets the individual needs and goals of learners while providing purposeful rotational activities. Best of all, at the end of each week, teachers will have sufficient evidence to help determine subsequent strategy lessons, set individual goals with students, and to determine groupings for the following week.
Included in this package are rotation cards, group cards and numbers, and resources for each rotation. The cards were designed to look great whether printed in colour or in grayscale.
This is a growing bundle. Additional rotation cards will be added and available to purchasers at no additional cost.