I want to read Things by Eloise Greenfield. We know it!
This comment from a child in my Response to Intervention group made my morning.
I teach a group of seven fourth graders for 45 minutes each morning in a small group setting. Their reading levels range from Preprimer to 1.7.
Yes. It’s scary.
I’m finding a way to bring them along,
though. The children bring their poetry books to our group.
We spend a few minutes each day reading and rereading favorites.
It’s helping. The repetitive language, familiarity, rhythm, and rhyme all work together to get the kids reading.
They see words on a page and there aren’t too many. There’s a beat. It makes sense.
And today, there was recognition of an author. 🙂
I always knew poetry was the answer to most everything…