We love to begin our daily reading session with some independent reading.
We have rules:
We have a wide variety of texts to make a ‘just right’ choice.
To help us we use the ‘5 Finger Test‘ (one finger down for each word on a page that we cannot identity).
We would like to recommend these books to Gr 3 and 4 mates all over the world.
They are PERFECT for The Middles!
This week we decided to do a reverse silent reading session.
We are practising fluency and expression, so we read aloud for 10 minutes each day.
We have an anchor chart to remind us of the expectations of a good reader and a checklist to set goals and monitor improvement.
This is what our ‘reverse silent reading’ looked like and sounded like.
Please leave your comments about what a read aloud session felt like.