Today I'm going to talk about reading...the only one we've managed to get to so far!
We just started our reading series yesterday, so there was a lot more talking about expectations than I would normally do.
I introduced them to the task cards and where they could find the information on which one to use.
FYI, if you want the template I used for the task cards, you can get it here.
They are also going to have a check-off sheet, to make sure they get all of the centers done everyday.
We talked a little about what Miss M expects when working. We're not taking reading groups this week, so I'm available to help and redirect as needed. :)
We did jump right in to working though!
Our series typically starts each lesson with a whole group lesson.
We talk about our strategy for the theme, and create an anchor chart.
We do turn and talks during the read aloud-we practiced that too! (And we talked about how talking about the fun sleepover, or the movie you want to see wouldn't be the best use of your turn and talk time...)
After the discussion, I model how to do the Graphic Organizer (GO) and have the kids help me with the strategy.
|This awesome resource came from Joanne's Reading with Post-its! Go check it out!!|
We'll continue to practice this strategy tomorrow, using a different set of books and a different organizer...I want them to get as much practice as possible!
More modeling and 'assisted' thinking will continue until I see they understand it!
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How do you set up reading?
Smiles and Sunshine,