Hello Kinder Friends,
2. Three Ways To Read A Book-
Here is the HOW for young readers. Using an emergent reader, I follow the steps that the Sisters have outlined in chapter 4. The children will learn that reading can be either reading the pictures, the words or retelling. In the first lesson the children will learn 2 ways to read a book by reading the pictures or by reading the words. I start by reading the pictures and then we read the same text with the words. On the second day I review the lesson from the previous day and then begin to model how to retell a story in detail. Each session is filled with the teacher modeling and thinking aloud the reading strategies used. When the children learn and understand the thinking and the three ways to read a book, they are ready to practice being readers and they begin their journey of becoming effective, independent and hopefully lifelong readers.
2. I Charts and practicing Read to Self-
Read to Self starts with a three minute session. You will be placing the children in good reading spots around the room. You will guide this process the first few days and help them understand what a good spot looks like and how to make that choice independently later. Spots are not assigned because they are a choice. Once everyone is settled you will begin your three minutes of practicing Read to Self. If someone is off task it is time to come back together in the meeting area and once again you will discuss and model the appropriate behaviors and inappropriate behaviors and then you can gear up for...practicing again! Each time you bring the class back to the meeting area you will be using the I chart.
The above is an example of an I chart AFTER we edited and revised the chart tablet one in class.
For me, this chapter was the most important chapter when I first became interested in the Daily 5. This chapter clearly shows the entire lesson format or cycle that the Sisters use. I recommend reading this chapter more than once. I also think that this is the easiest way to teach a child to be independent at anything. If you work through the steps through Launching Read to Self it will make all of the other parts of the Daily 5 seem so much more simple.
Focus Lesson Recap
Model 3 Ways to Read a Book
Brainstorm I chart
Model and practice the behaviors of Read to Self
Begin building stamina 3 minutes
Model and practice 3 Ways to read a Book
Review I chart
Model and practice student behaviors of Read to Self
Continue building stamina 4 minutes
Discuss where to sit and how to choose where to sit
Continue building stamina adding 1-2 minutes per day
Continue reviewing I chart
Teach how to pick "just right" books
Alright friends head on over to Mrs. Miner's and see what other teachers are saying!
Be sure that you check out her ideas to Spice it up! I am going to brainstorm a few of my own! If you need to grab the charts above go ahead but I hope you create the charts with your class as we did prior to me making those!
Thanks Kinder Friends!