Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reading 2.0

We've continued to work on our reading skills by learning different ways to write a reader response.

The first one, I got from the very talented Meg over at The Teacher Studio

Of course, I did it on the whiteboard first
 and modeled it with Enemy Pie.
We also added the strategy to our notebooks.
This friend put it in sideways :)
The next one is a 3-2-1 Strategy, which I've used many times before, but this post from Science Notebooking reminded me :)

For this one, I got smart enough to pull the chart paper off (It's not easy to do the anchor charts with it tucked in the corner), and magnetize it to the whiteboard.

I used Enemy Pie to model this one as well. (Can you tell that it was our Mentor Text last week? :)
On the other side Catherine Reed's Letter Template from her Reading Response Packet
For each day, we practiced the strategies with the Scholastic News for the week-Tracking Turtles.

They did okay! We will definitely continue to practice this throughout the year!

This week we've started off with character traits

I continue to start teaching this with Hooway for Wodney Wat, as there is just so many traits and different characters. It's also a great one for character change and development.

Plus, the kids love it-and I hear them talking without 'r's for the rest of the day :)

I also continue to use this chart-although I may remake it next year! I used my magnet clothespins to hide the parts I didn't want them to see yet. 
After reading, we did the worksheet (pulled from Joanne's awesome post-it one) together, and we talked about how a character can have a lot of different traits.
Then, I sent them off on their own to practice.

Eventually, we'll add character traits to our reading notebook.

We've also started talking about making connections, using a selection from our literacy book (but shhh! we're using it sparingly and only following it for the comprehension focus).
They've had this in years past, so I'm going to be focusing more on their proof, and reader responses this year.

Smiles and Sunshine,

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