— Sheri Edwards (@grammasheri) December 2, 2014
Edutopia’s post above is an excellent read.
My fifth grade students are so enjoying the read alouds with audiobooks. Each student has a book to read along– so they hear and see the words read well. Each student has a small pad of sticky notes and while they are reading, they stick one on a page they think is interesting, important, or confusing. We pause and students read the parts they found and we talk about them for a few minutes before moving on. We’re able to discuss the students’ ideas and what’s important to them, like a group of friends gathered around the kitchen table to discuss the book. We touch on plot development, vocabulary, setting, characters, theme, literary elements, author style. It all comes up in the conversation. And, everyone can participate. Reading is better together.
Which of the strategies in the Edutopia post do you use, and how do the students respond?
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker