One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless!
- Making the family connection: Discuss: “Which of these reading strategies do you use? ”
- Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons and their “book of choice” (what ever book they are reading today).
- Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
- Today’s literary connection: . Guided enquiry: Share with them when you use these strategies. While you are discussing, invite one of them to take “bulleted” notes in their journal (#2 Comprehension = Asking questions looks like…).
- Next: “For today’s reading practice, you will become a word collector. You will have 10 minutes to silent read and list 5-10 different words/word phrases (including page number) from your book. You are looking for words you don’t know… word clusters that created a picture in your mind… silly words that made you smile… or a series of words that evoked an emotion (feeling). With each word add the page number so you can share the words from the text with us. *Those who get done early… invite them to doodle a sketch for each each word.
- *If you are working with a beginning reader, read their favorite picture book. Ask them to stop you when they want you to write down their words. Guide them when you notice a word they like (“I noticed you… should we “collect that word?”) invite them to help you find the page number.
- Finally: Invite each learner to share their favorite three collectibles. Remind them what a respectful listener looks like.