Thursday, September 8, 2016
BLOCKS 1 AND 2 Go to our weekly update. Look at Friday. Click on "Picture Prompt" Look at the picture and follow the directions. Read the information related to the picture. When you finish you will see a speech bubble on the bottom left of the page. Click on it and leave your comments related to this assignment. I will miss you today. I will take pictures of Detroit, Michigan for you to see. I know you will have a great day. I will see you on Monday. Love, Mrs. Morton
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Queen of Fake Reading Almost every day she goes to the book room during SSR. She "just finished" reading her book. If there are 30 minutes of reading time, she will spend 24 of them searching for just the right book. After all, she wouldn't want to waste her fake reading time on a book that wasn't the best. She can read a 200 page book in just a day or two. In fact, she could make a speed reader look like he was in first grade. And she understands the book. She can tell you everything in the blurb. Whenever a teacher corners her and wants to know more details, she has a ready list of excuses, and then wants to go back to the book room to get a new book. Unfortunately, this year has been a bad start for the Queen of Fake Reading. In Reading Workshop, she is expected to understand the book and the characters. She must use specific details to support her thoughts. She has to compare specific aspects of the book with her life. She has to discuss the setting and problems intelligently with references to the story to support her points. My oh my, what will the Queen do? She has this fake reading thing down to a science. She is the master. BUT, she is in a foreign country where fake reading doesn't work. Stay tuned for further updates as we see how the Queen of Fake Reading responds to the challenges of Reading Workshop.