If you have not heard of Donalyn Miller, stop reading this post and go to the library or book store right now. Find a copy of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild and read them. Then come back and join the summer book study for Reading in the Wild.
Kids could also share about how to make edge times happen. Do they make sure they always have a book with them...in the car, in their bag. They take their ipods everywhere...do they have a reading app on it? Books at their fingertips. My purse buying criteria always involves whether or not it can hold at least one book.
Chapter 1 Application to Classroom:
"Where Can Readers Read...for a Long While?"
"Where Can Readers Read...for a Short While (Edge Time)?"
"What Tools Do Readers Need to Read During Edge Times?"
What do you think? When to you cram in some reading time? What are your reading plans this summer?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Math and Literature series by Marilyn Burns is one of my favorite math teaching tools. The book suggests books and lessons that tie math and story together. Kids come up with al kinds of ideas to explain because they have such an unstructured way to respond to the math prompt. The story form gets kids who often get stuck a different way to think about math concepts.
This lesson was all about how to equally share cookies based on an event from Little House in the Big Woods.