We have been listening to the novel ‘Flytrap’ by Meme Macdonald and Boori Monty Prior. In our discussion Elijah suggested the title of the book might be ‘Lytrap’. Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment here with your reasons.
While reading the last chapter of the book we kept track of our thinking using a ‘Patterns’ chart. We recorded the patterns that we noticed in the book, and what these patterns were making us think. Can you leave a comment here to ask us about our thinking, or to add to it?
Ava participated in a very successful reading conference last week. Her reading goal was Comprehension, and she was practising the strategy of ‘Make a picture in your head.’ We used the Elizabeth Honey poem ‘Sally’s Secrets’. This video demonstrates how Ava and Ms Lockyer made pictures in their head after reading the poem, to help understand what the poem is about.
Thank you Hannah for your excellent video camera work.
In your comment, give Ava some feedback about her reading progress, or let us know how you have used the strategy.
With Hannah’s help Lucas presents two helpful segments on our Daily Five Literacy routine. First, Lucas gives us some tips for successful ‘Read To Self’. Then we see Lucas in a reading conference with the teacher, discussing his goal of accuracy and strategy of ‘look closely at the words and letters.’
Thank you Lucas and Hannah.
Can you comment here with any tips for a successful Daily Five session?
Tara really impressed us with this video of her reading of the book ‘Car Trouble’. Her Mum Soraia and I thought it had a great message in it.
After we watched the video the class discussed which reading strategies we noticed Tara using. We heard her ‘back up and re-read’. We also noticed that she read contraction words correctly and used speech marks very effectively to help us to understand what was going on. These are part of the strategy of using punctuation to make sense of what you read.
Can you notice Tara using any other strategies in her reading? Leave your comment here.
Shoma and Zoe have created a movie using Puppet Pals app on the iPad. In this movie, Spike helps Goggles to reflect on his reading progress. Spike tells Goggles how his reading-aloud sounds, and gives him feedback about his quiz questions. What are the quiz questions? These are three questions that Goggles has created, that can be answered by reading the book.
Grade 2L have Postie Letter fever! They write letters to friends recommending books for them to read. Use this Voicethread to let them know how they went with their letter. Give them some tips on how to improve their Postie letters.