STUDENTS WILL... (DAY 8)
- CO-CONSTRUCT A COLLEGIAL, VIBRANT COMMUNITY OF READERS
- INTERNALIZE THE ROUTINES AND STRUCTURES OF INDEPENDENT READING PRACTICE
- MAKE LITERATURE CHOICES THAT REPRESENT INTERESTS AND LEVEL
- PRACTICE INCREASING STAMINA AS READERS
- SET THOUGHTFUL CLASS AND INDIVIDUALIZED READING GOALS
CONNECT THROUGH WARM-UP
SEVERAL DAYS AGO I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THINKING DEEPLY AS YOU READ. SOMETIMES OUR BOOKS FIT THE FIVE FINGER RULE, BUT WE FIND OURSELVES CONFUSED AS WE READ, AND THIS CONFUSION SHOULD TELL US THAT OUR BOOK IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE FOR US. OR IT MAY TELL US WE NEED TO ASK FOR SOME HELP.
By Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Let's Meet the Author
TODAY I AM GOING TO READ ALOUD A PICTURE BOOK TO YOU. IT IS CALED SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL BY SHARON DENNIS WYETH. THIS IS A POWERFUL PICTURE BOOK FULL OF IMPORTANT IDEAS. I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIPS HERE IN THE MEETING AREA AND DO SOME DEEP THINKING.
As we listen, we will stop several times to do some deep thinking. We will ask ourselves:
- What do we think the character is feeling or thinking about in this story?
- What is the author's reason for writing this book?
- Why did the author focus on and use the word beautiful over and over again?
Let's name some of the deep thinking we did in our read aloud today. We thought about the main character's thoughts and feelings. We thought about the reason the author had written this book. And we thought about certain words or ideas that kept being repeated in the text. These are all excellent examples of the kind of thinking you should be doing in your own independent reading books.
Today as you go off to read, I want you to take one of these thinking strategies and try it in your own book. Jot your thinking in your reading notebook. If you think of a different, but equally important question or wondering about your book, you can write about that instead. Leave your notebooks out where I can see them, so I can observe the deep thinking work you are doing as readers.