Coaching News 2019
reading motivation, vocabulary, poetry & summer book study
A few ideas she asks teachers to consider are: thinking about your reading environment, thinking about your reading community - who are your book people - and helping students to think about why they read and what sometimes gets in the way of reading.
The Sisters from the Daily 5 also had a recent post on motivation (think it is the time of year?)
Some of their suggestions to keep motivation high around reading in the classroom included the practical advice: tidying the book tubs, using student book talks and recommendations to boost enthusiasm, teacher book talks and recommendations, add variety - bring in some new material, and visiting the public library (I know Linda would love to host your class!)
If you would like some support to plan any of these ideas let me know.
April is Poetry Month - Read it: Write it: Share it
There are many fun things to do with poetry. Here are some ideas (32 in fact). If you would like some help with brainstorming or planning some reading/writing work around poetry let me know, I'd be happy to help!
Summer Book Study
I want to be able to purchase books (hopefully) before we lose the ability to do that. If you are interested in participating in a summer book study please let me know, or join me on Tuesday for just a few minutes right before the staff meeting (3:15 pm). Bring an idea or book title if there is a book you have been dying to read and haven't had time during the year - otherwise, I have a few we could consider too! I can't wait for time to read in the summer!