This week, we launched independent reading in our classroom.
We spend part of our daily Reader’s Workshop sessions doing independent reading, to practise strategies and work on our individual goals.
During independent reading, we aim to:
- begin reading quickly and efficiently
- read with stamina for the duration of the session
- choose a good place to read and stay in that place
- read silently.
After independent reading, we catch up with our “Reading Buddy” to discuss our books. This is a great opportunity to share our reflections, ask each other questions and learn about other books and authors from our peers.