Room 8 knows Reading is Cool!!!!!!!
We will continue incorporating a literacy framework known as the Daily 5, directed at getting the students to build reading stamina and become independent learners. The components of the Daily 5 includes writing, word work, read to self, read to a partner, and listen to reading. This will complement the instruction that is already in place. We have an Interactive Reading Folder where we work on the different comprehension strategies and construct responses to our reading. Learning vocabulary in a variety of ways, especially in context, helps the students understand what they are reading in a fun way also. I model reading through think alouds and during read alouds to help the students think about what they are reading and not just saying the words in the story. Of course any time spent outside of school reading will only benefit the students and foster a love of reading. With the Third Grade Guarantee, it is extremely important to do all we can to ensure the students are successful.