Thursday, May 29, 2014

Was GEN ready?

ReadyGEN might not have been ready this year...but I sure was!!
ReadyGEN™ is a comprehensive ELA curriculum that is supposed to help teachers and their students meet the expectations set by the Common Core State Standards. 

Personally, I found it difficult to navigate the program (especially since I didn't have any training). However, as the school year progressed, I began to create lesson plans, powerpoints, and graphic organizers that would help me to implement the program with ease.

What I discovered...
I discovered that the ReadyGEN program could be very easy to navigate if you understand the layout of the program and find ways to manage the time. Obviously, lesson plans are a must! so I started there. Next, I found that the powerpoints kept me focused and on track! It worked so well, that when I was absent, the substitute teacher was able to complete my lessons exactly the way I would have...even the students became very familiar with the routine and knew what came next. From there, I created graphic organizers for the guided and independent work. This was a TIME SAVER!! Gone are the days of trying to get kids to write the correct information in the correct box on the organizers provided by ReadyGEN. It was a lot less confusing for students, and literally gave me back about 15-20 minutes worth of time. 

Here is a sample of student work for my 4th grade ReadyGEN graphic organizers:






You can check out all of my ReadyGEN products by visiting my TpT store or clicking below:

Click the links below to see ALL of my 2nd Grade ReadyGEN Products.

LESSON PLANS/ WORD WALL CARDS/TRACKING SHEETS
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 4 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 4 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 5 Module A

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module A
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module B
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module A
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module B

Click the links below to see ALL of my 3rd Grade ReadyGEN Products.

POWERPOINTS
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module A
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module B
Powerpoint: Unit 3 Module A
Powerpoint: Unit 3 Module B

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module A
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module B
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module A
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module B

LESSON PLANS
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module A
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module B
Lesson Plans: Unit 4 Module A


Click the links below to see ALL of my 4th Grade ReadyGEN Products.

POWERPOINTS
Powerpoint: Unit 1 Module A
Powerpoint: Unit 1 Module B 
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module A
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module B 
Powerpoint: Unit 3 Module A 
Powerpoint: Unit 3 Module B 
Powerpoint: Unit 4 Module A

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Graphic Organizers: Unit 1 Module B
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module A 
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module B 
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module A 
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module B 

LESSON PLANS AND WORD WALL CARDS
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 4 Module A


Click the links below to see ALL of my 5th Grade ReadyGEN Products.

POWERPOINTS
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module A
Powerpoint: Unit 2 Module B 
Powerpoint: Unit 3 Module A 

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module A
Graphic Organizers: Unit 2 Module B 
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module A 
Graphic Organizers: Unit 3 Module B 

LESSON PLANS AND WORD WALL CARDS
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 1 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 2 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module A 
Lesson Plans: Unit 3 Module B 
Lesson Plans: Unit 4 Module A