Lauren, just a little note about our work together
Coaching Session on 5/12/16 and 5/13/16
tone, intensity, mood and pacing in your read aloud, The Book Itch.
The selection of this book for a read aloud and mentor text is a great one! I love the opportunities that it provides for your class work on memoirs.
Glows...areas of note and highlight!
- You demonstrate such an open and enthusiastic attitude about coaching. I really appreciate you as a thought partner!
- You used your posit-it note reminders as you read in a non-distracting way. I'm not sure the kids even noticed them :)
- You brought intensity to the bolded sections of the text, slowing your voice and lowering the pitch. This really built the intensity.
- In the section about Malcom X's death, you modeled a more serious tone and slower pace. This also built the intensity of this small moment/memory in the author's life.
Ideas...Thoughts to consider in moving your practice to the next level.
Your relaxed/default state is typically a smile (I love this). Sometimes this is how you begin reading too. Does this smile reflect the tone/mood/intensity of this piece?
- If your objective is to model strategically, keep that purpose in the forefront of your mind and demonstrate it overtly.
Consider the engagement of the students. We both noticed that they seemed to lose stamina at one point. What ideas can we generate to counteract this?
- Break the piece into a separate read aloud?
- Move quicker in certain sections?
- Have a few selected pages that we capture the illustrations and display?
A quote just for you regarding Read Aloud...
Fox, M., 2001