Alright teachers! I am in need of help. I know I haven't been the best blogger here but if you would be so kind to comment on this to help me out I would really appreciate it. I have seen and thought of all of these cute ideas that relate to teaching lessons with stories. However, here is my dilemma. I don't have class sets of any of these books. So what do you do? Do you do read alouds and teach skills with the read aloud? Or do you have class sets of books? If you do read alouds, what do you do for students to practice reading? Please before you say independent reading time, know that my students do NOT read independently. If I ask them to do that, they just flip pages and/or have no idea what they are reading. We do not have AR or any other way to level students so students have no clue what level books to pick so often times they pick a "typical third grade book" from the library that is often times too hard for them. I am not a fan of our reading series stories however it is all that we have that EVERYONE has a copy of. I would rather do more interesting lessons but I am in a rut. Help me out please!
And I know I blogged twice in one day but this is just been driving me crazy for too long.