Today we worked with a chart that adds in the focus for before and after one reads. We've been connecting, or relating as Bethany called it, to our reading while we read.
Now, though, this chart asks us to predict before we read, and then after we read, to sit back and think about the reading. You know the saying, "Stop and smell the roses"? That's what I want you to do with your reading. Stop and think about it just for a bit. Focus.
I like the chart because I think that's some of our biggest problems when we read today. We read, but we read quickly, not giving ourselves time to focus.
We will connect with our reading for the rest of the year. It is something I want so ingrained in you, that when you go to other classes, you do it automatically. The day someone tells me that you heard 'voices in your head' doing this, I will be one happy camper!
We also looked at what extra credit looks like in here. They're reading comps from 'back in the day', my day! Doing one will give you 5 - 15 points. Five girls took one today. Good. Just know that they are here.