I love the quotes that the sisters find! They are always backed up by research and always seem to resonate with me. At the beginning of the chapter the sisters quote Hopkins who basically says that we need to concern ourselves with what is going on at school. We can spend time being upset about the home situations or lack of parental involvement, but we don't have control over that. We need to focus our energies on is what is going on day to day IN OUR CLASSROOM! We can make a difference for all kids!!
Read to Someone is always a favorite in my classroom. I do find that certain students can get off track easily. I go back and reteach whenever necessary. I have questions for you! Do you think that it's OK for partners to always choose the same people? Part of me doesn't agree with that because I want them to experience different readers. Also, those partners tend to get off task more easily. So far I have let the children choose their own partners after we check-in. What do YOU think? Do I need to be more involved with their choices? I'd love to hear your responses!
Listen to Reading is another favorite. Many of my kids also choose to do this when they are done early with an assignment. So far I've used a CD player with headsets and my computer. I have a CD walkman that I would also like to use this year. I've heard about teachers using mp3 players also. If you have, I'd LOVE to hear how you did it and how it worked for you!
Thanks to Melissa at Dilly Dabbles and Mechele from Barrow’s Hodgepodge for hosting this chapter. I can't wait to go read what everyone thinks:)