This week students have been focusing on the following essential questions during reader's workshop:
1. How can I be the kind of reader who reads and rereads for the whole time during reading, getting ready to talk to my partner?
2. How do I make sure that I am reading many books, as smoothly as possible, for as long as possible?
3. How do I make sure that I am picturing and understanding what I am reading?
4. How can my partner and I talk about our books in ways that let us share them and think about them and also have fun with them?
The learning targets students have been aiming for and reaching have been:
1. I can read and reread the whole time during reading and be prepared to talk to my partner.
2. I can read smoothly for a sustained amount of time.
3. I can make a picture in my mind before reading, predict, and revise my mental image as I read the story.
4. I can retell key details after reading.
5. I can talk with my partner about books in a way that helps us both comprehend and have fun.
They have been using a new reading tool to help them have discussions with their partners and reading groups. I have heard them sharing their favorite parts, asking and answering questions about the characters, settings, and story lines.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.