genre studies in both reading and writing workshops.
nonfiction genre. For example, it could
include elements of realistic fiction and biography.
guided reading to bring students as far as possible in their reading abilities.
is important to the writer and written well.
away the need for decoding. Students
should experience grade-appropriate text regardless of their reading level.
out thinking from students, rather than ask for one right answer.
skill (for example, making predictions).
They are thinking about the entire reading process at once. It’s a complicated process!
they are already doing to their attention throughout our year together. We can’t just teach inferencing for one week
and never talk about it again because our students our inferring every time
meant the text to be read. We read
informational text differenty than we read poetry or a mystery.
since I will be spending the day listening to Irene Fountas share her thinking
around guided reading and genre studies!