So cute! It was nice to take a breather and remember that I teach reading because I want the kids to LOVE reading. I don't teach reading so that they can pass a test!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I am a Reader!
Like I have said before, I am feeling the crunch of state testing. I know that if I am feeling it, my kiddos are feeling it- so I decided to take a step back today and talk about what it is that we LOVE about reading. No multiple choice, author's purpose or text evidence necessary! We started by brainstorming some things that we love about reading and then grouped them into categories. I was so surprised to see my kiddos identifying that they love the people they read with, the places they read and they all had a favorite book! All of the students identifying a different favorite book was a big one for me. I have found in the past that I get a ton of Diary of a Wimpy Kids on their lists but know that they haven't even read the book! Check out what some of the kiddies wrote!