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1 First 20 Days A reader’s mind is always working before, during, & after reading.

2 Reading is Thinking 1 To do your best thinking, the room is quiet.

3 You will read silently without talking to anyone. Reading is Thinking 1

4 When I am talking to a reader, I will whisper. So will the reader I am talking with, so we do not interrupt anyone’s thinking.

5 Reading is Thinking 1 Later at group meeting, we can talk about how well we did at keeping the room completely quiet so we can do our best reading.

6 Selecting Books 2 How are they organized?

7 Selecting Books 2 Our first choice is to access the LIBRARY….Always have 2 library books; they are to be kept in school for independent reading. * Our Classroom library is organized by topic Fiction…..Science….. Social Studies

8 How Readers Choose Books 2  Different Ways  Easy  Just Right  Challenging Readers should choose just right books most of the time

9 Reading is Thinking 3 Reading is Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Your Reading

10 Making Fabulous Choices 3 Easy books Fun books to read when you want to relax Favorite Picture book A new book that will take little effort A book that you understand very well “E”

11 Making Fabulous Choices 3 Just Right Books You Understand well and enjoy You can read smoothly and only have a few places where you need to slow down to figure out a word or meaning Books that help you become a better reader each time you read “JR”

12 Making Fabulous Choices 3 Challenging Very difficult to read Trouble reading many of the words and you don’t understand most of what you are reading Too difficult for you to enjoy right now, but you may enjoy them later “C”

13 Making Fabulous Choices Readers can record their thinking as they read. Notes help readers build and deepen their understanding as they read. Graphic Organizers also help the reader remember what they read.

14 Make A List Ways We Choose Books 1.Front cover/ Inside jacket 2. Another Book in the Series 3.Interesting Title List 4 more ways

15 Thinking & Talking About Your Reading 4 While you read today, think about what you liked and did not like. Make connections… “Hey this reminds me of the story of Cinderella….” Make Predictions

16 Kinds of Thinking Predications Likes vs. Dislikes Questions? Anything in text that is confusing to you Life Memory Thoughts about the author’s style of writing Connections to other books or characters in other stories you have read

17 Abandoning a Book Day 6 Why would you abandon a book? Disappointed Boring Too Easy/ Too Hard Not Interested in that Genre Did Not Like the Characters Different Book Interest Too Scary/ Too Sad/ Too Confusing Expected Author’s Style to be Different Did Not Like Friend’s Recommendation

18 Fiction VS Nonfiction Day 7 Fiction = Fake Nonfiction = True stories with accurate Information

19 Different Kinds of Fiction Day 8 Historical Fiction seems real took place in the past Realistic Fiction seems real could take place now Science Fiction books that tell about supernatural events Fantasy unrealistic elements Traditional Literature stories past down through history like folktales, fairy tales, myths, and legends

20 Day 8 Continued Genre Types Realistic Fiction = RF Historic Fiction = HF Science Fiction = SF Fantasy = F Traditional Literature = TL

21 Different Types of Nonfiction Day 9 Informational Text VS Biography Text

22 Informational Text Gives information about history, science, language, or other subjects

23 Biography Text Biography text tells about people’s lives. If an author tells about some memories or certain experiences in their life it is called a memoir.

24 Day 10 Keep a Record of Your Reading Keep a record of the number of pages you read a day in your reading log List your book, author, and genre

25 Day 11 Guidelines for Reading Workshop You must always be reading a book or writing your thoughts about your reading.

26 Guidelines for Reading Workshop You need to work silently to enable you and your peers to do your best thinking

27 Guidelines for Reading Workshop Always do your best work because neatness counts!

28 Guidelines for Reading Workshop Select books you think you will enjoy and abandon books that aren’t working for you after you’ve given them a good chance.

29 Guidelines for Reading Workshop LIST THE BOOK INFORMATION WHEN YOU BEGIN AND RECORD THE DATE WHEN YOU FINISH

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