Now Kathleen and I are teaching Grade Four, and I have been receiving lots of questions about how I am structuring my literacy program with the older students. I thought it was timely to provide an updated post of the Literacy Block in 4KM and 4KJ.
For those of you who are unaware, I adopted some elements of The Sisters’ CAFE and Daily 5 programs with my students last year. It is difficult to incorporate every aspect of the Daily 5 because of time constraints, but so much of what The Sisters believe makes sense, and I recommend you read their books if you haven’t already.
My literacy program incorporates parts of the Daily 5, CAFE, the Early Years model and technology is also used regularly. I have no doubt Kathleen and I will continue to change our program and modify our structure to meet the needs of our students. The presentation below shows how I currently structure the two hour Literacy Block in my classroom.