Monday, July 19, 2010

Reader's Workshop Weekly Roundup: Week Twenty-Two

So, we returned back to school for term three last week. Unfortunately, it looks to be shaping up as a very chaotic term. Year 7s have camp, Year 6s have QCATs (more testing) and the school has been turned into a construction zone!

We began the term off with a huge book talk, where I introduced the books I'd read over the holidays. We also tallied up our books - nearly 100 read over the holidays between the whole class.

We began small group work last week. We're going to be focusing a lot on mysteries this term, so we completed a short mystery comprehension, looking at what the elements of a mystery were and retelling the story. The students enjoy working in the smaller groups, and we're working hard not to let those small lessons eat too much into reading time.

Popular books: well Alex Rider and CHERUB remain popular, as does the Battle Boy books. There's an air of anticipation for the final Hunger Games book. A lot of students were also eager to read Tomorrow When the War Began and Chasers. And they begged me to bring in the Dance Academy books I bought for myself, thinking no one would want to read them!


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