I'm popping in REAL QUICK to share that Rooted in Reading May is finished and on sale until April 11th at midnight!
Also, I know a lot of you are looking to plan ahead for next year, so I put together a year overview that includes the book titles, comprehension skills, and grammar focus for each month. We will be editing this document in the coming months to add both the standards for TEKS and Common Core. You can click HERE to grab this document for free!
A few questions answered:
Q: Will you be making any versions for other grade levels?
A: As of right now, no. I recommend Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills Guiding Readers for K and 1- they have two sets.
Q: What do we do if we teach in June?
A: We recommend using either August or September Rooted in Reading to finish out your year. Both will be released by the end of May. August will have some back to school things included, but it will be a lot like the other units as well.
Q: When will August and September be posted?
August: May 1st
September: May 29th
Q: What should we do if we go back at the end of August/beginning of September?
A: We recommend just looking through the previews of the two units and the year overview to figure out which one will best meet your needs. Or, you could get both units and choose which books/skills you would like to use and mesh the two together.
Q: Will there be a bundle?
A: I am not a growing bundle kind of person. They just stress me out! So, we may bundle when we are completely finished and all of the units are ready to go. However, we will keep in mind the amount of money people spent on the individual units so that we don't rip anyone off :)
Q: How many copies of the books do I need?
A: We only use one copy of each book and use it as a read aloud. The nonfiction readers can be copied for your students so that they are also reading along. Many teachers we know have applied for Donor's Choose projects to purchase all of the Rooted in Reading Books. Other teachers we know have pled their case to their principals and begged for them to purchase the books!
Q: Do you use this in addition to a basal?
A: I have never used a basal to teach reading. This is used as my main source of reading instruction.
Q: What books do you use along with the main Rooted in Reading books?
A: We will publish a list of supporting books this summer for those that are interested in reading books that would pair well with the ones we chose!
I think that is it! Hope you have a great week!