Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to have a guest reader visit our classroom for Reading Workshop. Mrs. Tori Holtz teaches fourth grade half days and spends the other half of her day as the Literacy Trainer for Northview. Mrs. Holtz is learning about the district's new literacy program implementation and she is teaching the other Northview teachers about it as well. She actually came to our room and did a read aloud with us.
She read us the story "One" by Kathryn Otoshi. This is a wonderful story that portrays as we all learn about numbers, counting and colors, we also learn about accepting each other's differences and how it sometimes takes just one voice to make everyone count. We loved this story!
Throughout the story, Mrs. Holtz let us share our thinking and we learned lots of new strategies for read aloud. We are learning that we do not need to always raise our hands to speak and sometimes we might even have the same great idea as someone else in the group. She also had some really good questions that made us think...
Another really cool thing about this was she let us keep the book and she has another one she is going to share with us called "Zero".