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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Small Group Reading videos

This is my second reading group. I told them that if they could impress me with their reading skills, then I would video them for the blog. This was our book: Sweet Bees.

Typically when we read a book we only read it chorally once. After we read, we pull out vocabulary words and sight words. The next time they read it, they read it in a whisper voice and at their own pace. I lean in to each student and follow along. This was I can see who is really reading, and who needs extra support. In this video, we are reading together- kind of. :)

They did so well, I thought I'd make the same offer to my third reading group. This group is on a slightly higher level. I follow the same procedure with them when reading a book. First chorally, then independently. This group is a little more enthusiastic in their reading (and louder). :)

The title is: The Best Web of All.

Awesome job, Soldiers!

After reading the book, they traded it in for 2 new books for their 'book bags'. Book bags are just that- gallon sized baggies with books in them. My students are responsible for keeping up with the bags and the books in them. Students also make their own flash cards of the vocabulary words from the stories so they can practice them at their seats. 

Team 3 received a special deal today- if they reread the books from their bags at their seats and answer the questions from the back of the books, they will receive 5 checks on their Star Papers tomorrow! (Star Papers are what they use to buy my books on Fridays.)

My 'bookstore'.

We'll see who takes me up on my deal tomorrow!

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