notes to self
don't mind me, i just need to make an accessible note that won't get lost in a pile of papers on things my students are showing they need major work on after day one:
- quotation marks (did i really do that bad of a job with this last year????)
- determining meanings of unknown words
- remembering what you read
- identifying details
- asking for help when you don't know a word
- not losing your place when you read
the good news is that most of my kids do not daydream while reading. i'm sure this is mostly because they are trying so damn hard to understand what it is they are reading.
i did a reading skills survey of my kids today to find out what it is that they recognize about themselves as readers and it is kind of cool to read the responses of the kids i had last year. especially when i can see the jump in their own self-confidence levels from last year. that makes me happy.
now i have to figure out what order to do everything in. i'm thinking i should start out with punctuation because i think learning those cues will help their reading as well. but i've got some great beginning of the year stuff on reading. the planning part is the hardest part, no doubt.
okay, i was poking my head out for a bit. back to work