Routines/Engagement in a Middle School Reading Intervention Class
I'm teaching a class called Ramp Up- it's kind of a reading strategies/intervention type ELA class. I am unable to use the given curriculum as it is not really written to accomodate 42 min classes every other day. I'm halfway through the year, and still looking to find bellwork/opening routines that work to get kids focused and settled. What have other 7th Grade ELA teachers used for bellwork? Ideally for me, bellwork is anticipatory, however, it seems lots of teachers use grammar worksheets, vocab or a journal. I'm also struggling to make the work meaningful because it's not students' core ELA class--it's extra. The classes are loaded, too, with up to 28 in one section, which makes it difficult for me to know how to best differentiate to meet the reading needs of so many. Any other intervention teachers out there?
- English Language Arts
- Behavior / Engagement