Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday...time to link up with my sweet BBB Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday!
My students started on Monday and we wasted no time diving into reading! Before I start independent reading, I talk about expectations with my students. I ask them, "What kind of expectations do you have as readers in our classroom during independent reading? What do you want our classroom to look like? Sound like? What do you think I expect?"
Here is their list they came up with on their own:
These responses excited me!
(Disclaimer: they didn't know the word stamina, but before we started reading I told them we would add a few minutes each day to our time so we could build stamina...at least someone was listening!)
After our first day of independent reading (15 minutes), I knew we had to talk about what "real" reading looks like. More importantly, I wanted my students to know that I know what "fake" reading looks like! LOL! Here is the anchor chart we made today before we read.
The great thing about this mini lesson? They know I know all their tricks!!!
Great discussions and perfect time to discuss my expectations for independent reading.
Does your school have independent reading built in your school day?
Go check out Jivey's post and link ups for other great ideas!