Restructuring Your Daily-ELA Schedule? Consider these ELA-Daily-Schedule-Skeletons!

skeleton-readingLet me know if you have questions about any of the considerations below, and I hope these help you as you’re making your own decisions!

Skeleton ELA Schedules

52 minutes—Basic Textual Analysis Day

10 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share/ Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
5 Pre-Reading
20 During-Reading & Discussion
10 Independent Reading of choice-based IR book + 1- 2 Student Reading Conferences

52 minutes—Basic Writing Day

10 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
5 Optional Pre-Writing (student partner/group collaboration or brainstorming)
30 In class, timed CFQ-writing or extended essay-writing
5+ Early Finisher: Independent Reading of choice-based IR book

52 minutes—Independent Reading Feedback & Focus

10 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
5 Teacher-led or Student-led Book Commercial
5 Student Reflection of IR-progress & Setting next steps
20 Independent Reading of choice-based IR book + 4-5 Student Reading Conferences

52 minutes—Writing Feedback & Focus

10 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
10 Mini-Writing/ Mini-Grammar/ Mini-Revising Lesson
20 Student Writing & Revising Old CFQs or Other Writing + Group Writing Conference or 1-2 Individual Writing Conferences
5+ Early Finisher: Independent Reading of choice-based IR book

52 minutes—Feedback & Reflection Day

10 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
15 T-shares the trends/ data with students
Students brainstorm causes & solutions for the negative trends & students shout each other out for the positive trends.
5 Students make personal commitments pertaining to their personal areas of growth.
5+ Early Finisher: Independent Reading of choice-based IR book

90 minutes—Basic Textual Analysis Day

23 Independent Reading of choice-based IR book + 2-3 Student Reading Conferences
15 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
5 Pre-Reading
30 During-Reading & Discussion
10 Students Write (individually or in partners) in response to Daily Focus Question

90 minutes—Basic Writing Day

23 Independent Reading of choice-based IR book + 2-3 Student Reading Conferences
15 Student Daily Writing & Partner-Share / Teacher Checks Homework
7 Word of the Day Vocabulary
10 Optional Pre-Writing (student partner/group collaboration or brainstorming)
35 In class, timed CFQ-writing or extended essay-writing
5+ Early Finisher: Independent Reading of choice-based IR book

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