Those of you who have been following me for some time may recognize this project from last year. I saw a version of it on Julie Ballew’s website and adapted it to use with my fourth graders. If you haven’t snooped around her site, I highly recommend it!
We have been working hard at our reading behaviors and I felt my student were ready to get a little more personal–to take all the minilesssons we have been talking about and set a personal reading goal. We talked about the many different ways we can all get better at reading and we generated quite a list. I forgot to take a picture of it but some of the students’ ideas are below:
Read more “just right” books
Stay focused during reading
Keep up with home reading
“Fix it” when something doesn’t make sense
Read a better variety of books
Make good choices about where to read
Read with expression
Get pictures in your mind as you read
So…after having this discussion, we worked to turn our ideas into our “Me as a Reader” projects! Check out the pics below!
|We then added our information…three cards, three prompts–“My reading goal is…”, “When I read…” and “My favorite books are…”|
|I had some different head tracers I had made…|
|And let them create their faces…|
|On Monday we put it all together…|
|This fourth grader spent a ton of time on hers!|
They were SO proud of them!
UPDATE: I have had a few questions about the mini posters listed above. They are available as a part of this resource. THANKS!