My Book Club is made of eighth grade Reading Intervention students who really struggle with reading. One of my girls told me, point blank on the first day, “I don’t read.” My goal is to change that by making reading fun and by caring about the students and working with them individually over the course of the three/four weeks. Continue reading
Today was so much fun! Our student came in a little tired, but ready to learn!
The focus of today’s lesson was on Spring, but before moving into our Spring theme, our group wanted to finish up the activities from last session. Continue reading
The focus of today’s session was on emotions/feelings/states of being. My group and I gathered about 6-8 books at a fourth grade reading level that incorporated these: ‘Being Responsible,’ ‘Being Brave,’ ‘The Way I Feel’ and ‘Big Words for Little People’ among others. Continue reading
A few class sessions ago, I had my sixth grade students work on a character sketch for the narrator, Jo, in their novel Jericho Walls. Because they are working on predicting, and because I really wanted them to get a deeper understanding of the narrator, I led the class in a group discussion about Jo and symbols that could represent her. Continue reading
Today I worked with Mrs. Sopko’s afternoon sixth grade classes on their book, Lions of Little Rock. Continue reading