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Key Questions and Comments 
What would be the benefit of establishing a routine that students can easily follow during reading centers?

Notice the visual organization Ms. Hooey provides her students so that they will have with smooth reading group transitions.  

How does Ms. Hooey keep the students engaged throughout the entire year with her centers? Think about how you can create the same kind of learning goals for your students.

​Ms. Hooey mentions that she spends the first six weeks establishing these routines.  Consider how this time investment pays off for her throughout the year.

Description of Video

Carol Hooey provides useful, student friendly, classroom displays for her first graders to transition through reading centers.


0:13 Importance of independence in reading groups
0:45 Visual display of reading groups
​1:11 Organization of centers


Student independence
Reading centers
Classroom organization
Small groups

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