Thursday, September 16, 2010

Week of September 7, 2010

How's your reading stamina? At Highcroft we have been building reading stamina over the past few weeks. Students find a spot in the media center after book checkout to practice. This has also been happening in the classrooms during our balanced literacy program. It seems we really don't need to practice our "video game" stamina, "movie" stamina, or "sports" stamina. I have observed such a positive impact with classes who have implemented this push for independent reading, discussion of good fit books, and natural communication about books that our students are selecting. It's all about choice and I am happy to see such an impact within a small time frame. It's an enriching, relaxing, academic climate at school when all of us are "on board" with the same reading program. Way to go Highcroft!
Happy Reading,
Mrs. Wetherell