We are going to continue to practice “reading to self” and “reading to someone” as part of our reading workshop. We will start with some great read alouds that will encourage and practice “listening to reading”. We came up with some norms for our types of reading.
Reading to self should look, sound and feel like: quiet, being comfortable, looking at the book or pictures and in our own space.
Read to someone should look, sound and feel like: whisper reading, sitting EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee), book should be shared (in the middle), in your own space, looking at books or pictures and taking turns.
Listening to reading should look, sound and feel like: sitting criss cross applesauce, hands in lap gingersnap, back straight chocolate shake, on my rear root beer, lips zipped cool whipped shhhh (that’s our little get ready to sit on the carpet song :), listening to the book with both our eyes and our ears, quiet.
We have practice a lot of serious and silly ways but next week will concentrate on adding minutes to our graphs for the serious way. So far we’ve increased or tied our minutes each day!!!
Books we will read:
Have I got a Book for you!
I Want My Hat Back
Olivia Goes to Venice
Olivia and the Fairy Princess
This is not my hat.