Reading Aloud to 6th Graders
Reading aloud to my 6th graders is probably one of my favorite times of the day! I think “most” of them love it, too! It’s like I’m able to bring the characters alive for them through my voice and actions. We always talk to our partners about some of what is read. Today we finished chapter 4 of The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Kenny’s brother, Byron, took care of Larry Dunn, the boy who stole Kenny’s gloves. In fact, he took care of him REAL GOOD. We discussed how Kenny’s character is so nice and considerate and actually ended up feeling sorry for the boy who stole his gloves.
We answered some questions from our trucker buddy and sent him some questions. We can’t wait for him to visit us!
Our day tomorrow will be FILLED with our weekly tests. One of them is on our Scott Foresman Reading Street story this week-The Chimpanzees I Love by Jane Goodall. Today we finished partner reading the story and used sticky notes to write down what we though was important. Of course, I also went over the study guide so that our grades can be suitable instead of so many failing grades. These tests are HARD!!! For me!!!
We didn’t have enough time for Read to Self. Why can’t I just have another hour in my day???? Even 30 more minutes for each class would be enough. I still need to tweak my schedule to fit this in EVERYDAY!!! And we didn’t even write today! Maybe by retirement I’ll have something figured out for the next teacher.
1 day until the weekend!! Hooray!
Posted on January 19, 2012, in Read and Write 180, Reading aloud and tagged Christopher Paul Curtis, Jane Goodall, reading aloud, the chimpanzees i love, the watsons go to birmingham, using sticky notes in reading. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.