Sunday, September 13, 2015
Special Reader List
It has been a tradition for many years now to have a weekly event called, "Special Readers". This year, it will take place each Thursday morning, right before lunch. Two children will come prepared to read a special book aloud to their classmates. This book should be picked out at home and practiced several times for increased fluency and expression. Shorter, funny picture books are the most popular with audience members, although children have also had success reading joke/riddle books, short mystery stories, poetry, and other types of literature.
Not only does this time give the readers a chance to become better readers, it also gives the rest of the class a chance to practice being good audience members. We are learning to listen with not only our ears, but with our eyes, mouths, and hearts.
This next week, we will hear from two excellent readers, Marann and Marcel. They will set the tone and model excellent reading style - appropriate volume and speed, showing pictures, and reading with expression. Here is the roster for the first go-round:
September 17 - Marann and Marcel
September 24 - Jiajia and Spenser
October 1 - Max and Maya
October 15 - Sena and Sean
October 22 - Andrew and Femi
October 29 - Isaya and Amelie
November 5 - Leland and Marann
Parents, of course, are welcome to be in the audience as well.