In Room 10 our class participate in the Daily 3 every Tuesday – Friday where we focus on different reading and writing choices for each group to complete. To complement this program we will now be looking closer at different reading strategies using a program called the Daily CAFE. Daily CAFE will help us understand… Read More The Daily Cafe – Reading Strategies
It is important for everyone to learn and know a range of reading strategies. At the moment we are focusing on the strategy ‘predicting’. Effective readers use pictures, titles, headings, and text—as well as personal experiences—to make predictions before they begin to read. Predicting involves thinking ahead while reading and anticipating information and events in… Read More What can we predict?
Today Ms Coulthard taught a lesson about visualisation. Students are learning about how reading can stimulate all 5 senses when creating an image. We began the lesson by reading a passage from Charlottes Web. “The barn was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay… It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses… Read More Visualisation when reading
It is finally here! It’s Book Week this week and the theme this year is … CONNECT TO READING This is a great theme as our class have already looked at making connections with texts earlier this year as its one of the comprehension strategies for reading. Making connections is where readers connect with a… Read More Book Week 2014
Last Term each student in Room 9 created an Accelerated Reader Target goal to achieve by the end of the term. Mrs. Baldwin was very impressed with most students choosing appropriate books for their level and completing the AR quizzes so that their target was achieved. There were a lot of students who achieved 70%… Read More Term 3 Accelerated Reader Targets
This term we have begun learning about the comprehension strategy – Questioning. Readers ask questions about the text and the author’s purpose and use information to explain their thinking before, during and after reading. Mrs Baldwin read a book called Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman. Throughout the book if there were any questions we had… Read More Questioning when reading