Happy Wednesday all! Today’s topic is ENGAGEMENT…and it’s an important one at that! Join Tina over at Crofts’ Classroom for today’s post. This is one of those posts that’s just full of ideas…not only from Tina herself. Check out that Comment Section! Great ideas abound!
My favorite from Goal 2 is Buzz Books. How do you create a “buzz” in your classroom surrounding books with your kids? In my class, we have a “Buzz Books” bin that students can add to. We check it out from time to time!
Another strategy I’m using in my classroom helps to keep some of my wanderers in one place so that they can stay focused and build reading stamina. I call it “Reading Spots.” When my students find a place to read, the put a “Reading Spot” on the floor and sit down/lay down to read. My “Reading Spots” are actually brightly colored round placemats from IKEA. (The best $6.00 I’ve spent in a long time!)
Tina’s post not only shares her faves from Goal 2, but she also asks great questions to stimulate the conversation.
So what are you waiting for? Stop on by to join i the conversation!
Yeah! The Reading Strategies Book Study has begun! Join Tina over at Croft’s Classroom to jump right into the study. Don’t forget to share these posts with others who are also diving into this important work…after all, sharing is caring!
Wow! Has it really been over two years since I last posted here? Time flies when you change positions and buildings.
I’ve been lovin’ on Jennifer Serravallo’s AMAZING teacher resource since it was released: The Reading Strategies Book. If you haven’t joined up with the fabulous group of educators from around the world on Facebook, what the heck are you waiting for? Click here to mosey on over and join in the fun!
The great thing about Jen is that she is a part of this community as well…and she really does listen to educators! In fact, she loves us all so much that she wrote a second, and equally AMAZING teacher resource: The Writing Strategies Book! It is yet another resource that is chock full o’ writing strategies…over 300 easy-to-integrate strategies for on-the-spot mini-lessons, student conferring supports and much, much more!
The wonderful Tina Crofts has given teacher bloggers an opportunity to join in the fun by sharing components of The Reading Strategies Book in a Book Study every two days.
I’m looking forward to joining in the great learning AND…I can’t wait to share my thoughts on GOAL 6 on March 22nd right here!
Tina starts the ball rolling tomorrow (March 10) at her blog. Click here to begin the journey with all of us!
Man…it’s been way to long! I can’t wait to join all of you in this AWESOME learning opportunity!