Book Club

By Jenna Richter | March 9, 2016 | Literacy

Tuesday morning book club is a new addition to our routine.  Children have been taking turns reading to me but this week, we changed it up and each child chose a just right book to read to the students in the K-1 group.

 

Louie grabbed the entire stack of Ruby and Ben books and she read several to the group.
Louie grabbed the entire stack of Ruby and Ben books and she read several to the group.

 

I love the way the students lean in, gather around and all listen attentively to each other.  With everyone looking over your shoulder someone is bound to know any word that might stump you.

 

Harlow brought a high interest book from home to read to us.  It was a Star Wars book.  He pointed to each word with his finger and kept a steady pace.  His fluency is impressive, taking time to notice periods and understand the authors intended diction helps the story to flow for the listeners.

A Star Wars book was read to us by Harlow.  He is pointing to each word to keep his place.
A Star Wars book was read to us by Harlow. He is pointing to each word to keep his place.

Recently, the Thorp Librarian noticed us reading on the floor in the hall during a transition time and commented how she loved the way everyone was “leaning in” as I read.  This leaning in feels like learning to read on the lap of a loved one.