This week we are going to do some warming up before we do reader's theater! We are going to read some fun books that are great for practicing fluency and expression! By studying these two reading aspects, this will also help us as readers remember what we were reading, comprehension! And what a better way then with some funny books that they are already familiar with. The familiarity will help reading aloud/acting aloud seem less scary and give them some confidence.
They will use the text and their background knowledge to help them form mental images and form pictures. Then they will remember those details and be able to retell the story! So something as fun as reading and acting a story out are going to help us hit so many important aspects of being a good reader! Hopefully you will hear or see some of this trickle into home reading! So reading workshop may get a bit loud in here, but a focused loud :)
Some fun books to kick this off:
A Big Guy Stole My Ball, The Duckling Gets a Cookie, I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems (again just fabulous books for kids)!
And we will reread I Want My Hat Back