Read to Someone
As I reread this chapter, I realized that in my haste to get Read to Someone up and running, I missed an important aspect of partner reading - focused lessons on three ways to Read to Someone:
1. Check for Understanding with one book
2. I Read, You Read with one book
3. Read Two Different Books with two books
I introduced these options, but more as an afterthought..."oh yeah, you can echo read and read two different books"...oops!!! I see now how helpful it is for my students to check for understanding and build fluency with their partner when making the literacy choice of Read to Someone.
One other rookie mistake I have come to realize is that I allowed my students to pick their partners right off the bat...I should have picked partners first, then allowed them to choose partners once they had a week of Read to Someone lessons under their belt...and a focused lesson on choosing a partner.
Listen to ReadingHere are some listening resources that my students have used in the classroom (click on the links to get more info...)
Through our district's technology grant, I was blessed with acquiring four (yes, I said 4) iPads for my classroom. I begged my Campus Technology gal for headphones, but she could only spare two extra sets for my iPads. I also have two student computers and a laptop. That will give me three options for seven students (usually of a group of 22) when introducing Listen to Reading. Woo-hoo! Of course, I will need to use a couple of the iPads when small group instruction starts for the students in the group.
How do you work out the rotation for Listen to Reading? I'm thinking once it's all up and running, I will have five ways for my students to Listen to Reading...two computers, one laptop, and two iPads. I see it working out a little better when we have built up our stamina and have more than one rotation...but in the beginning, when we have one rotation...how do you do it? Tell me, pleeeease...
Starfall activities range from letter/ sound knowledge/ manipulation and builds up to reading fables
Storyline Online stories read by actors/ actresses
Online Storytime by Barnes and Noble stories read by authors and celebrities
PebbleGo (does require a subscription) wonderful resource for non-fiction reading
I found these Listen to Reading accountability pages, you can find the rest of Stephanie's huge packet here :)
resources do you use for Listen to Reading?
In case you missed it (I posted Chapter 4 slightly late, uhhh yesterday), here's something I created to help introduce each literacy choice: I Can...Literacy Choice Picture Displays. Your students can reflect on what each literacy choice should look like/ sound like. These can be displayed and replaced/ updated with photographs for visual reminders in your classroom.
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