This Week in Literacy
Week of February 26, 2013
To Reflect Upon:
~The Book Whisper
by: Donalyn Miller
This week, we are reading plays (also called Reader's Theater). The students are broken into three groups to practice reading their parts multiple times each day. Our focus is on a few of the various components of being a fluent reader: smooth reading, expressive reading, following punctuation, appropriate phrasing.
This week, we are giving the students a lot of time for "Free Writing". We want them to apply the strategies that we have been working on in class on their own. We are including a sharing time at the end of each Writer's Workshop. There are many students who love to share their writing with their classmates!
This week, we are studying a poem by Roald Dahl, the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and many more. We are looking at what he did as a poet to make this poem interesting. We are looking at the words that he choose to use in him poem and which of our senses that each appeals to. We will be taking this poem and turning it into a Reader's Theater that they will create themselves!