Favorite Reading Street Stories

I had about 15-20 students that had to stay in during part of their P.E. time this morning because they didn’t bring back their signed graded papers. Sooo-I had them go through the Scott Foresman Reading Street textbook and write down their favorite stories and give the reasons why. These are the results for the weekly stories(the loooong ones) and the short stories (that come after the loooong ones):

Long Weekly Story          Votes

Old Yeller                                 14

When Crowbar Came            13

Hatchet                                     11

Space Cadets                           11

Juan Verdades                        9

Saving The Rainforest           6

Dinosaur Ghosts                    5

Week in the 1800s, Learning to Swim, Mother Fletcher’s Gift, and The View From Saturday all got 4 votes.

Interpretation of Results-Fiction (8)/Non-fiction (3). Obviously, the students like fiction more than non-fiction soooo-next year I am going to make sure that when we read non-fiction I will choose a couple of the above and then find some high-interest articles, magazines, etc. for the rest. I know that I need to teach them how to read and understand non-fiction, but I want it to be as enjoyable as possible for them (AND ME)!! 🙂

Short Story                     Votes

Coming Over                        7

A Dog’s Life                          5

Eating Utensils                    4

Call of the Deep Wilds, Song of Chirimia, They’ve Got Personality, Going Ape, and Wild Peco’s Bill all received 3 votes.

OVERALL: I had A LOT of students say they liked certain stories because they like animals! And look at how many chose “Coming Over” which is about immigration. They liked this story-this sort of surprised me! 🙂 I think that I will make sure immigration is a topic that we read about more than once.


About shannonjoe

I teach 3rd grade. Love Jesus, teaching, reading, running, and working out.

Posted on May 25, 2011, in Scott Foresman and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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