1st: Remind class that our reading monsters are being book deprived! I printed reading monster food and we are good to go. (See here for a previous post about them and Love to Abby at The Inspired Apple for her Ready to Read unit!)
|Students write the title of a book on a slip of paper and "feed" their monster.|
That Book Woman is a book inspired by the pack librarians who brought books to the children and families living in the Appalachian mountains.
3rd: Read-and-Tells-I used to do them all the time, need to bring them back. For a while, I do the book talks. I "read and tell" what I have read and share with the class. Sometimes I will use online book trailer videos. After a while of me modeling the Read-and-Tell, students begin signing up and doing them on their own.
So I challenged my chickadees to two things:
1) SHOW their grateful attitude towards the amount of books we have in our classroom/school and the easy access we have to amazing books.
2) As they read, pretend they are Miss Brooks and see if they can suggest a book they have finished to a friend.
Looking for the return of the reading buzz,
On a separate and unrelated note......Pinterest and I are having separation anxiety due to district internet server is blocking it! Do they not realize the educational value that comes from all the teacher boards!?