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.