In Reader’s Workshop, we have become experts on so many topics. Two weeks ago, we worked on looking carefully at the words in our books.
First, we learned how important it is for us to be talking to our reading partner about our topic and all that we learn! The more we talk the better comprehension we have. We can also help our partner by sharing our reactions to their learning and asking more questions! Throughout the week different partner groups were recorded and displayed on the projector for all of us to learn from!
Later in the week, we compared the books in our book box. In two of our Earth books, we noticed that they taught the same thing. They both taught us that we should turn off the water when we brush our teeth to conserve this precious resource. We also saw something different about our Earth books. One book taught us about many ways to save the Earth, and the other only focused on water.
At the end of the week, we looked at words that were important to our topic. We practiced with a non-fiction book about Earth Day. We found the words recycle, pollution, electricity, and conserve to be important words. These words helped us learn and teach others about what we read about. We kept track of our book’s important words in our reading notebook.
Finally, we remembered that we should think about our topic, use our accuracy strategies, spot and dot, and check out the word ending when we come to a tricky word.
Mrs. Stadt :)