We discussed book clubs, and I now have to go immediately back to school and recycle my lit circle roles before word gets out that I've been using them incorrectly! After reading The Book Whisperer, I not only became inspired, but I have a better idea how to manage the reading workshop in my class. It's all coming together!
I am nervous to show my video. Of course, I can pick out every mistake. I find it interesting to see guided reading across the grade levels. I am also glad that my lessons look similar to other intermediate teachers.
"Becoming Joyful Readers" and looking at the components of a reading workshop. "Hey, these minilessons are useful!! Also, I thought it was guided reading or literacy circles. I didn't know you could blend both.
After reading, I am a little nervous. I love the reading requirements, the reading interests, and the strategies offered so far. I can't help wondering, though, can my students meet these expectations? How will I negotiate this within my prescriptive curriculum?
First class jitters, syllabus, feeling better about the workload, making my journal, wondering if I can get copies of everything! I want to adapt my reading log to the reading notebook that Michelle and Glenna showed me for next year!