Chapters 3 & 4
Here are a few prompts to consider for these chapters. Please add any additional comments, connections, or reactions you have about this week's content.
Chapter 3: Miller and Sharp stress the importance of a vibrant classroom library. Share ways in which you might revamp your library to motivate students to increase their volume and variety of reading.
Chapter 4: Book ownership has been linked to higher literacy achievement. How might we get more books in the homes of our students?
Happy reading and posting!
7/12/2019 03:19:44 pm
7/17/2019 10:50:51 am
I believe that classroom libraries are a vital component to a classroom. When students walk in and see a vibrant classroom library, they become more excited to read! To help keep my classroom library interesting, in which I organized it by genre, topics, and interests, filled with a variety of books, I would visit yard sales, used book stores, used Scholastic points, and tried to take advantage of the deals at bookstores for teachers. This helped me to keep my library current, and the students more motivated to read independently.
7/22/2019 04:14:15 pm
I agree with Janice and Meg about the importance and value of classroom libraries. Meg also mentioned the benefits of book ownership. I think that when students are involved in some way in planning, organizing, and maintaining the classroom library, they feel a sense of ownership.
8/1/2019 03:00:25 pm
Yes, I agree. Children need classroom libraries to have access to a range of topics and genres in order to learn about themselves and the diverse world in which they live. When I taught third grade I observed how children had different preferences for independent reading. There were certain students who would select books, find a quiet space to read their books independently but enjoyed sitting next to each other. Often they would whisper a comment or a read a sentence from their texts. Perhaps this was their unique way of sharing their love of reading with one another. Their occasional interruption was an excitement and a development of relationships through literacy learning.
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