Sergeeff's Weekly Literacy Blog! (Sept. 12-16)

posted Sep 11, 2016, 9:28 PM by   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 12:37 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
Hello everyone and welcome to my literacy blog! I am VERY excited to have all of you onboard with me this year. :)

This week we will be diving into our first unit (an author study). I have chosen David Shannon as our main focus. He is an incredible author and illustrator of some of my favorite children’s books. I have attached a photo of some of his most popular work. In class, we will be discussing what David Shannon does as an author/illustrator and what his background looks like. Our first read aloud book of his will be, “No, David!”. We will be using this book as a guide on how to make inferences as we read a text.

On top of an author study, we will be working towards our Daily 5 routine. This week I will be introducing our “Read to Self” station. The students will become familiar with my expectations, define stamina, learn about why we read independently, and develop a better understanding of what a “good fit book” is.

For home enjoyment this week, the students are to complete their first weekly reading log! My expectation is that they are reading at least 10-15 minutes each night. This log will be due this Friday, September, 16th. There will be no spelling list or test this week. 

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Home Enjoyment
Reading Log - Due: Friday, 9/16

Dinner Table Talking Points

We know that kids often say they have nothing to talk about when asked about their day at school. Here are a few suggestions to help get them talking about what they learned and experienced this week. Ask your child...

1. To tell you one fact about David Shannon.

2. To tell you about the class gem jar. :)

3. To tell you what the three ways to read a book are.

4. To define stamina.

5. To make an inference.