Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Partner Reading

This week students learned the basics of "Partner Reading." Students were assigned a partner and were allowed to choose a quiet spot around the room that they would like to sit at together. We reviewed the rules of Partner Reading: Each student chooses one book to bring down to the floor. You have to decide which book you are going to read first. Take turns retelling or reading the story. Use nice, quiet voices. Sit knee to knee, shoulder to shoulder. As the year progresses, students will learn other strategies such as questions to ask their partner about their book or sharing predictions about a book they haven't read yet. Ask your child who his/her reading partner is and what books they read together.

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