As part of the rewards system in my classroom, students have the option of reading aloud a picture book to their class. This week, our fellow fifth graders, Ally P. and Sofia V. read aloud, Arnie the Donut to 5B. What great fun 5B had listening to this story!
This past week, our readers were introduced to the “Steps to Reading” poster, which outlines reading strategies for before, during, and after reading experiences.
As we move through guided reading over the next few weeks, the fifth grade will utilize these strategies when participating in read alouds and independent reading!
This week in Reading, our fifth graders added another reading tool to their figurative tool belt…the Read Ahead Strategy! Students learned that if they do not understand a word, phrase, or idea as they are reading, they can read ahead to clear up their confusion.
Using non-fiction texts, our readers worked in partnerships to actively use this strategy. Check out the pictures below, which illustrate the utilization of this strategy.
As you know, our readers meet with their Literature Circle groups once a week. During each meeting the students share out and discuss the role sheets they completed for the reading assigned that week.
What are role sheets you ask? Role sheets allow the children to view the text through different lenses. There are six roles the students will take on through out their Literature Circles journey. These roles include: “The Summarizer,” “The Connector,” “The Author Applauder,” “The Character Commander,” “The Question Conductor,” and “The Researcher.”
Check out the pictures below, which illustrate examples of students’ completed role sheets.