We have been reading ALOT in first grade, and much of it has been reading aloud together. But not all of it. 🙂
We have also been working very hard to learn the habits of good readers, to read both independently and with our partners and also to choose the right books for us. I’ve been so proud with how quickly our Rm. 111 readers have gotten into a groove and begun to build their stamina.
Each week we have a learning partner, with whom we turn-and-talk on the rug, and also partner read. We use these partners in other ways, too, through out the week as they are quick to find. Some of our work time during Readers’ Workshop is read-to-self and some if read-to-someone, so we sit right next to our partners so we can quickly move from one job to the next. Check out some pictures of us being our best reader selves, back-to-back in read-to-self and side-by-side doing read-to-someone. 🙂
Lots and lots of read-to-someone! We’ve learned that we need to read ONE book at a time, and also that we can do partner reading in 3 ways: popcorn reading, choral reading or I read, you read. We LOVE this time of day!