During reading today we discussed the different ways good readers can read books and what to do during read to self. Students also practiced picking the perfect spot to help them read, which is why they were able to read for almost 6 minutes! Then we started graphing our reading stamina. Our goal tomorrow is to try and read for at least 7 minutes straight!
Then during writing we read the story "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (as our 3rd day read aloud). After reading this story we had a brief discussion about where our names come from. Some of us are named after grandparents, uncles, family friends, or even famous singers our parents loved. However, no matter where our name comes from we are all ready to write our own story...which will lead into the beginning of our first writing unit...narratives.
Check out the pictures below from some of our hard work today and what we talked about!