Time to Celebrate thanks to Ruth for always encouraging us to choose celebration!
This week's link up is here.
My professional book: READERS FRONT & CENTER by Dorothy Barnhouse is a grand slam for me. I've been struggling with my reading conferences and here are several ideas I'm lifting from this book which is why it s a home run.
- "I had fallen into the trap that if a student retells a story that means they are getting it" p. 16
- "So you're rereading to try to figure it out. That's a great strategy. What makes you think it's a ----" p. 18
- "Oh you're changing your mind: How come? What information in the text is telling you it could be a ----" p. 19
- Staying in a researcher mode is key to a conference. "What can I find out about this student as a reader?" p. 20
- "Every text has an opening that allows us to notice how our students are comprehending." Accepting this takes an enormous shift in attitude, frankly a text does have right and wrong answers. p. 22
I'm only on Chapter 3 and I had to stop and blog...needed time to start recoding my ideas and gathering great questions as I get ready for revamping my conferences this fall.