graders. We spent a lot of time looking
in our readers’ notebooks under the mini lesson section. All year my students have copied the mini
lesson statements and the date each day throughout the year. Here is how we reviewed some of the reading
strategies we have learned this year:
I called out a date and students found the mini
lesson from that day in their notebook.
One student read the mini lesson to the class.
We talked about what type of reading strategy we
learned that day and how we continue to use that strategy each time we read.
We picked one day from each month and followed
the same steps as a review.
I then sent students off to work independently,
completing the graphic organizer, “My Reading Strategies.” I asked them to read over the mini lessons
from the year and choose 12 that were the most important to them.
After independent work, students gathered back
at the carpet. They shared their 12
strategies with a partner.
After sharing, I asked students to look for
strategies they chose that were the same as their partners.
Finally, I asked students to share with the
class which strategies they had in common.
We had a discussion about what is most important. The strategy that kept coming up in my class
what that readers ask and answer their own questions. My students all felt that was a very
The students were able to see the value in taking good notes all
year. They all really enjoyed looking back
in their notebooks. We had a few
learning experiences about taking notes as well! Some students were missing dates and others
struggled to read their own handwriting.
These were great teachable moments about the importance of writing for
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lives, even with the few short days we have left…make them the best!!!