I'm supposed to packing for our trip to Colorado tomorrow, but I wanted to share just a few thoughts about Chapter 3 before we leave.
I love that this chapter refers to one of my favorite books on reading: Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. The schema activity using the lint roller is one of my favorite lessons to do at the start of each year. (I also love her reading salad lesson that shows how much of reading is thinking!) This chapter also led me back to Debbie Miller's book Reading with Meaning. Debbie makes a very important point when she reminds us of the importance of planning our think-aloud and modeling lessons. I have books full of sticky notes reminding me of think-alouds and teaching points I can make. Now I need to do the same thing for math lessons!
This year, as I introduce reading strategies, I plan on also modeling that strategy in math so my students can see that these are not just strategies for reading. I like to create anchor charts with my students, but since they are usually on chart paper and not always the most attractive things, I created some smaller versions that can be displayed all year. I hope to add each strategy to this set when I get home.
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