It's time to add new strategies! On our reading wall we will add:
"Does it look right?" and "Does it make sense?".
By asking does it make sense, that will give us, the readers, a cue to check if what we read matches the pictures we see. By asking does it look right, the reader (us) will learn to look from left to right to check our prediction (what we think the word is or what we read) and see if it looks right based on the letter-sound relationship we see. These strategies will piggy back on our old strategies to look at the pictures and get our mouth ready. After spending time reading to self next week, they will share what strategies they used during that time. I will have a few write their names on post it notes and place on the specific strategy they used. By the mid-week/end of the week, each child will place their name under a strategy. Sharing out about this is a helpful way to get them to think about what they are doing as readers and share with their peers what they are doing! They love to share so I think this is a great way to start small with our conversations about reading! I will be reading different Frog and Toad stories this week!
At home, since this is our first week with our logs, it may be helpful to use to suggest these strategies or ask your child what strategy they used during their reading.
And just to remind you :) The logs start on Monday (9/30) and I will check them and replace books the NEXT Monday. This will give you enough time to record weekend reading and nightly reading. In their bags are the expectations for reading at home. The books that get sent home may get repetitive (please remember they are in their for a reason) but do feel free to read other books from the library or home or whatever! So this Monday, 9/30 I will send books home at your child's reading level and their interest (they will get to pick most of them). Please record their reading throughout the week and if you get a chance the weekend. Thanks so much!