One thing that I have been trying to get better at is making anchor charts. For reading I am CIM trained (Comprehensive intervention model) and do Guided reading plus and Interactive Writing lessons. Our main focus as CIM teachers this year is relating our lessons back to the Core and what is happening in the general education classroom. Luckily for me I co-teach large group reading and writing in the general education classroom and just pull out to my office during small group reading. Since I am in the classroom during large group and writing and I help with the planning of the gen ed lessons each week I know the focus and can be a little more prepared than those teachers in our building who are not in a general education classroom or pull multiple grade levels.
My students have been struggling with rhyming this year. Some of my groups are also working on word families during the word work and phonemic awareness portions of our lessons. I found this anchor chart on Pinterest and taped it up on my anchor chart bookcase (when they don’t put doors on your shelves and you have limited space you just make do).