Core Extension Website
Strategies and Structures for a Successful Core Extension Time


  • Written responses in journals
  • Editing writing
  • Author's tea, sharing time, presentation of projects
  • Poetry

Other LA ideas

  • Daily edit
  • Handwriting
  • Dictionary skills
  • Spelling practice

Science/Social Studies


  • Computer – CCC, Read naturally, Type to Learn, etc
  • Study Island
  • Videoconferencing
  • United Streaming Center
  • Resources:
  • Power library

Organizational Management Strategies Resources

  • Center Charts
  • Contracts
  • Center Map


Other Ideas

  • IST and reading specialists pull kids during C/E when they need data for reports, CER
  • Centers
  • Choices – use a contract with a due date
  • Anchor activities
  • Finishing up missed work/extra time for tests and assignments
  • Community building activities
  • Character Counts
  • Guest speaker or guest reader
  • Seasonal/holiday activities
  • Review games
  • Desk/folder clean out and organize
  • Grade level teachers each specialize in a review area
  • Grade level teachers teach together