Everyday, your child reads a book that they choose, based on their interests and level.. Unfortunately, it is impossible to have a selection of books that will suit the needs of all children. If you do have extra books at home that your child is not reading, you can always kindly donate them to our school.
I am asking that each child brings in 2-3 books or magazines from your home. Please write the name of your child somewhere on the book. These books will stay in your child’s own personal Book Basket at school. After they finish reading these books, they can trade them with other classmates, or bring them home again. I hope each student can have a good selection of reading material this year.
Last year, they learned the I PICK acronym that helps them to choose books that are at their appropriate comprehension level and interest. This I PICK acronym is as follows:
I Pick Good-Fit Books
1. I choose a book.
2. Purpose – Why do I want to read it?
3. Interest – Does it interest me?
4. Comprehend – Am I understanding what I am reading?
5. Know - I know most of the words.
The YouTube video below helps us to transition to independent reading time on most days! Most students really enjoy singing it! Thank you to OCOEE school who invented it.....
Guided Reading: 30 minutes per day!
Guided Reading happens almost every day. Guided Reading is when the teacher, and a group of 5-6 students read a particular text together, focusing on a particular reading comprehension strategy such as extending the understanding of the text, or determining the main idea. Each text that the group reads is at a reading level that is particularly challenging to that group's ability. I use guided reading to help those students who are struggling with a reading comprehension strategy to improve as readers.
We use the following resources for our Guided Reading Program. ALL website links are posted in my Get Reading! Page on this website.
Nelson Literacy Grade 3 Program (Guided Reading Kit and Student Textbook)
EQAO.com (samples of previous EQAO reading passages)
BOOK TALKS An activity that I have done with students are BOOK TALKS. Book TALKS are not book reports. Click on the title for more information about how to create a book talk.