First Grade News
Both First Grades
To develop comprehension, students will practice "turn and talks." A turn and talk means that as I read the book, students stop at different points during the text, and share their responses with one buddy. This gives everyone a chance to talk. The expectation is that everyone will be thinking and making a contribution. In October, there are a many great books for turn and talks like; Mem Fox's, Tough Boris, and in time for Halloween, Chris Van Allsburg's, The Widow's Broom.
We also began reading Charlotte's Web. This is a wonderful first grade read aloud, rich with vocabulary and rich in its themes of friendship. Students always enjoy this age old book!