Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Learning Along the Side of T {13 of 31 slice of Life}

Can you get T his own copy of Amelia Bedelia?  I've had this thought for quite some time and every time I have the thought I don't have two copies of the picture book or chapter book I'm reading.  I'm excited to observe how this plays out as I continue with my reading lesson.  T loves to read and often reads loud and clear.  He begins to read along with me in a softer than usual voice and then he stops reading in his softer than usual voice.  I'm guiding our reading thinking to consider the author's words and what they really mean.  If you know Amelia Bedelia, then you know what the words say and how she interprets them are never the same.  As, I look up to survey the room I see T following along with his eyes in his copy of the book while I'm reading aloud.  This is a huge move in my learning along the side of T.  We are always finding ways to help him engage and communicate.  This was a win win for both of us and now I'm off to find two copies of at least the chapter books we are going to be reading.

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  1. How wonderful to engage T and find what they needed.

  2. What a wonderful teacher you are Mandy. Too bad your teaching life isn't easier.

  3. You do such a good job of knowing what each student needs. I remember following along with the teacher on read alouds, that was the best.

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