Fifth Grade Rocks!
Farewell to Our Third-Grade Reading Buddies
Our fifth-grade class did a great job modeling and encouraging reading fluency in their third-grade buddies this year. We bid them a fond farewell with an outdoor snack and some free time.
This year we will read books alone, with partners, and all together. No matter what we read, we will write about it and meet together to share our understanding.
We will begin with non-fiction selections about famous naturalists and photographers. Our goal will be to learn how to organize the notes that we take and then use those notes to answer complex questions and to write summaries.
Sometimes we study with partners and sometimes we read alone.
Friday Book Talks -- Every Friday afternoon a different student prepares a book talk on a book that they have recently completed and that they believe would be of interest to readers in our class. Students use a planning format and share just enough of the book so as not to give any spoilers. In this book talk Will and Ben share their favorite author, Mary Downing Hahn, and her most recent book, Took: A Ghost Story. They were generous enough to share their two copies with the readers eager to follow in their footsteps.
Heron Pond celebrates Read Across America Week. On Friday, we enjoy a Read-a-thon -- grab some good books, good friends, get comfortable and read!
Some of our favorite reading partners are our third-grade reading buddies.