This week we have been working on comprehension. Students have been tackling word solving in the previous reading bends, but now students are being encouraged to read more for meaning.
We have been asking research questions to our partners, as well as ourselves.
Questions such as:
-What's going on in your book?
- What is this book (or chapter) making you think right now?
Or even pretending to be confused and asking...
- Wait, I am not getting this. Are you?
and if we don't get it we need to reread to understand it better.
With our reading partners, as well as in our reading groups students have been playing "reporter". They have been asking each other what might happen next to understand more, checking that they get it, and making a movie to picture what's happening.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.