Real readers find a place to read that’s cozy so they can relax and immerse themselves in the world of their tale. During lessons, they’re antsy learning new skills and they’re distracted by their neighbors. But during self-chosen reading, they’re cozy wrapped up in the wanderings in their new worlds, pulled into the their characters and connecting to the action and conversation. They’re excited to share the antics of characters as they solve their problems. Sharing time starts with a burst of babbling we tame to take turns sharing the tales: from dinosaurs to diaries, wizards to warriors, each student spins the story or information that surprises them and keeps them reading the next day.
And during the short break during Chalk Doodle Granny Wacky Prize, we learn what’s really on their minds.
So, grab a great read, find your cozy corner, and wander through a new world during your spring break!
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker