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I’ve been thinking about our new reading series a lot the last few weeks.  We adopted Journeys 2014 Common Core for the next 6 years and I’m just wondering if you use it and how it looks in your classroom.

This is the first time our Kindergarten’s have officially adopted a reading series that we need to follow with fidelity, so I’m a little nervous because I’m not a “follow the basal” type teacher.  We have adopted a reading series in the past but it’s either been just as a resource or to use a specific part of the series (phonemic awareness).

I will admit that I really like the texts (both trade book and big book size) that come with the series, but was disappointed that there wasn’t more in the way of AimsWeb/Dibles practice (nonsense words) in it.

I’m going to give it a chance and see what happens. 🙂

Any thoughts?

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on June 27, 2013, in Journeys, Thoughtful Thursday. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. We adopted this series last school year. I do not love it, but the the literature and leveled resources are good. It is nice to have a lot of the resources available on the Think Central website. I do not like teaching from a script, so I supplemented with my own literacy work stations and I used the Fountas and Pinnel Phonics book. I do not like the assessments from the series. We used our own. Good luck!

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