My reading coach stopped by my room one day and I asked her to look around and offer suggestions. When looking at my center board she suggested that my students respond to what we are reading by making books. I thought this was a good suggestion, so I added it in. The kids agreed that it was a good idea and they have been running with it.
I made direction sheets for the center to help get the students started and also for them to start seeing writing prompts more frequently.
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