Global Read Aloud is in full swing in Room 116! Our first stop was with Mrs. Corliss' third graders and Mrs. Klipfel (yes, she is my lovely and talented mother) 9 miles down the road in Topsfield. We got to know each other by sharing a little about our classes and towns. Topsfield students shared about the Topsfield Fair and we shared Richardson's Dairy facts. It was very impressive to hear these first and third graders discuss their favorite book characters and favorite parts of their shared story.
Throughout all our reading of The Year of Billy Miller we have focused on different comprehension strategies and genre details. We ventured next door to join Mrs. Higgins' class for a few chapters. 1st graders used their knowledge of the story to make prediction about the story. As we read we are checking to see if these prediction come true or not.
Mrs. Thomson's class came to visit later in the week and together we worked on determining different parts of the story that make it realistic fiction.
We ended the week by skyping with our friends 1,807 miles away in Texas. We shared our week of learning with them and then hung everything up on our GRA bulletin board.
|Does anyone spy the story Grandpa & Bo. It's another realistic fiction story by Kevin Henkes. Thanks to Mrs. Thomson for letting us borrow it.|
Next time your in 1st grade stop by to check out all our hard work! If you didn't read about our previous GRA work check it out here.