If you're not in second period, just ignore this....
make the website
-tell us where it is now (section of town, or name of city)
-tell us how you like it
-tell us how you found it
- location recommendations (do and don't, tips)
pick out books
-write cool stuff about book
-get permission from Mrs. C.
-consider how people will react to them
-plastic bag to protect
-give Mrs. C. a list of needed materials
-outside label plan
-inside label plan
-give Mrs. C.
We may find that 1 or 2 people in this group need to move to the books group.
-collaborate with book group eventually to consider audience
-list possible locations
-choose places where this class can place them
We are making good overall progress toward our goal on the Root Words tests. Below is the graph with our overall averages. How do your personal score compare? Are you beginning to recognize and identify these root words in other words outside of class? That is the goal, even more than the numbers! If you're only remembering them long enough to pass the test, you are cheating yourself out of valuable knowledge. Speaking of cheating... DON'T DO IT!! It's pretty obvious when your test score is high, but you do poorly on the weekly quizzes, or if your answers (including wrong answers) match someone else's answers. Start studying now for the Nov. 25 test so you are ready to do your very best!
We did a journal a while back that asked the question of what you can do to share the power of reading with others. Below are some of the responses to that question. Let's check them out and then discuss what we as a class can do together.
I help someone read. Helping them understand the words and help them read better and faster. Presenting, writing stories, or even reading to others. Reading with them and helping others understand words that they don't know. Reading and telling them what I've learned. I could read some books that they choose and show them how important it is to know how to read. I can help them find a book that they might like. Telling other people about good books I've read. I might be able to tell some of the meanings of new words. Sharing good books with my friends. Help them out and pronounce the words. Share with them new reading skills. Tell them reading is good for you. Do a class read aloud. Tell them how much free reading can help with your writing and reading. Becoming a reading/literature teacher. Helping little kids read or by reading to them- read and point to the words. Read to somebody that doesn't know how and teach them how. Give advice to be a better reader. I can teach others how to read and show them how to read. Reading to little kids. Reading in groups of friends. Encourage them to read. Give them a book or newspaper. Show them books they've never heard of or read.
Many of these are things we already do in this class in our small groups. What can we do to share the power of reading with others at North Side, or even outside of North Side? Think about what we are able to do, what we are comfortable doing, and what is realistic for this group of people in this class period. Can we create something for the hall? Something for the blog? Something to pass out to people? Something I'm not even thinking of right now??? Let's brainstorm ideas together!