Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Read to Self Time

We have been working hard at building stamina during our Read to Self time in Reading Workshop. We have talked about what "stamina" means (being able to do something for increasingly long periods of time without getting tired and giving up). Each day, we are slowly building our stamina for how long everyone can read quietly to themselves in one spot. So far, the class is up to 6 minutes of sustained Read to Self time. Way to go, everyone! Students tried out many spots before choosing their own special Read to Self spot this week. I will post photos soon of everyone in their special reading places. These places will change every few weeks or as needed.

In the meantime, here's a snippet of our Read to Self time taken sometime last week. You'll notice how quiet it is in the room--so important when we are working on becoming better readers! This will make for quality one-to-one reading conferences with me, as well as a great environment for conducting small group reading lessons.

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