The Reading Room
Working with Vicki Vinton on Meaning Making
A Reading Workshop with Vicki Vinton
Vicki provided practical strategies and methods for helping students to make meaning from text in authentic ways. Students should be having "real" conversations about what they are reading. They need to be thinking, questioning and digging deeper as they read.
"All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something that isn't even visible.” Norman MaClean, A River Runs Through it
Before, During and After Reading.....
What do you know? Can you find evidence in the book to support your thinking?
What are you wondering about?
These types of open ended, thought provoking questions engage children's thinking while they are reading. You will be amazed at the type of discussions your child is capable of when asked these kinds questions.
SPOTLIGHT on GRADE 3
Grade three students are now moving back into reading chapter books for the remainder of our time together.