In literacy this year we are reading intensely. Each student has an independent book to read that is a just right book for them.
We are also doing reading groups four days a week to work on our word skills. Students are working in Study Skills class on spelling and written pieces. In October we will work on two opinion pieces so that students feel comfortable stating their thoughts and reasons for them.
Our current read aloud book is The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo. We are almost finished with this engaging story. Ask your student questions about the read aloud, reading groups, spelling and their opinion pieces. Specific questions about what children are doing in school helps them to tell you about their day.
I am very proud of my class of readers.