Sunday, December 13, 2015

Reader's Notebooks

We started using our Reader's Notebooks this week in Kindergarten.  These notebooks are similar to our Drawing and Writing Journals, but these are used for us to respond to things we read.  For example, we read the story No, David! by David Shannon for an interactive read aloud.  Before we finished reading the book together, we stopped and had to draw and write what we thought or predicted that David's mom was going to say to him at the end of the story.  We thought about our predictions, drew a picture and wrote about them.



After we finished that part, we gathered on the perimeter of the rug.  Each of us had the chance to read our predictions to the class.


After everyone had a chance to share their thinking, we put the journals down on the rug and we did a museum walk, where we walk around the rug and admire each other's art work.  This is a great way for us to see everyone's work and also practice making positive comments.


Here are some samples of our writing...


We did this same thing when we read the story When My Worries Get Too Big by Kari Dunn Buron.  After we read this, we responded in our Reader's Notebooks where we told about a time that our own worries were at a 5, which is the highest they can be.  We shared our thinking and did a museum walk, too.  Check out some of our ideas….



We are working hard at becoming good writers.  It is so fun to witness the progress and bread ideas in this classroom!

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