The reading curriculum, that is! I've only stumbled upon a small handful of blogs from teachers who use the Read Well curriculum. I've been creating and collecting lots of resources to supplement the curriculum and would love to share if there are any Read Well teachers out there! For those who aren't familiar with the program, Read Well is a scripted K-3 reading curriculum that covers both whole group and small group instruction. The whole group component incorporates trade literature books as well as "Storybooks" from the curriculum in weekly units based around a theme (this week its bees, next week its gardening/flowers). As we learn a new letter/sound each week, we complete an ABC Scrapbook Project, ABC Art Project, and journal entry that fits in with the theme. The small group component includes lessons for differentiated instruction as prescribed interventions (who doesn't love that?!). Students are grouped and placed in "Units" (beginning with Prelude A and ending with Unit 20) and do not move on to the next unit until passing the unit test that includes decoding, sight word recognition, letters/sounds, and fluency. Small group decodable texts are read as "duets" so while students are practicing decoding skills, we are still emphasizing comprehension as I read the rich content and students read the decodable sentences or phrases. I'll take some pictures tomorrow so you can see what its all about!
Enough about Read Well, I could go on and on but this growing mound of paperwork is glaring at me. Happy Wednesday!