Can you hear the choirs singing loudly, "Alleluia?" I sure can, and it's sounds beautiful. Yesterday I spent most of the day "talking" to my class about their Just Right books (JR) through Kid Blog. I've been struggling where to write my comments. On the rubric or on their weekly reading reflection. At about 1:15 yesterday, I somewhat screamed "Alleluia," no one was listening, but I am sure the angels in heaven joined me on a verse.
I've been preaching for several weeks about how to write a reading reflection NOT a reading book report. Through read aloud, I've been asking, "Did you hear how Andrew Clements repeated that line over and over?" During poetry Friday, "Did you notice how the author chose her words to strongly state her opinion about segregation?" During conferences, I inquire, "Did you try and make connections with another book you've read?"
Enter this amazing and yes very mature reading reflection, not only did she take my hint about switching genres late in the year, but she took every other lesson I had preached several times. It's so exciting when all the choirs sing in one beautiful voice. Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life. I always enjoy sharing and reading along with my fellow bloggers. Happy slicing with a tune in your heart!!