Real Reading....

The students did such an amazing job last week putting together their spirals and collaborating with each other to come up with out Real vs. Fake Reading anchor chart.  I have 3 groups of kiddos that are soaking everything up like sponges, so the next couple of days we built on what we had talked about with the Real vs. Fake Reading. 
On Thursday, we continued with Comprehension Connections techniques.  We made an interactive real reqading salad as a class and then I finished the book with the students making a real reading salad in their reading spirals.  Not only is it absolutely adorable, but the students really got behind the text/thinking that happens while reading.
On Friday, we did the text/thinking graphic organizer that can also be found in Comprehension Connections.  The students automatically knew what went where and why... SCORE!! Then we learned a new BIG word... metacognition.  Finally, they practiced making thinking marks on a short story that also had several short answer and multiple choice questions.
My class is full of REAL readers and they are loving it!!  They ask me everyday why reading class goes by so quickly and I tell them... time flies when you are having fun!!
Hope everyone has an amazing Thursday.. next post will be on the exciting prefix and suffix activities we have been doing this week! :)


  1. Love the salad!! I did a similar lesson, love how the students are getting this concept and using it!

  2. Love this idea. I really want to more interactive note-taking so I look forward to seeing more of what you are doing.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  3. Do you have a place where comprehension connections are found??

    1. Comeprehension Connections is a book written by Tanny McGregor that I have read and use her ideas in my room. It is definitely a must read and worth the money.


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