Why? Because my students were going to be reading a lot.
And they were going to be self selecting their own books.
They needed to be independent in their classroom library.
We wear out great books often too.
It is a happy/sad feeling.
I am so happy that amazing book was used by so many students.
But I am sad it is no longer usable.
I get most of my books from Scholastic and Amazon.
And my kinders can find the joy as well.
We have to build up our stamina.
discuss a reading strategy, or to wiggle it out.
Then we go BACK to read to self.
or you can have a bookmark in each book.
There really isn’t a wrong way to use them. My biggest fear was giving my students OPEN choice for their time.
Yes… you read that correctly.
They have their stops to go to and their time limit.
And I give them a choice board like this one.
Here are my color coded choice board pieces.
These reading strategy cards are ideal for non readers.
They have picture cues to encourage independence.
I teach reading strategies whole group.
But I feel most of my students need additional small group reteaching or practice using their skills.
I also use small group instruction as a chance to push students on when they are ready for more advanced reading strategies.
So we do a whole group reading lesson with these reading strategies,
then I use them again in small groups.
I also use these cards right in front of my students as they read.
And I read with them and watch them read to see how that strategy is going for them.
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