Today when we read, we became...
a day in the life of a superkiddo action in pictures all about authors purpose backgrounds captions character dress characters colors commas connections covers details details in pictures determining importance Dialogue drafting drawing people ellipses endings epilogue favorite authors favorite books fiction Fun stuff we do genres grammar study happy birthday Healthy sentences historical fiction holidays how-to illustration study inferring inside/outside of things Internet sites junior achievement kids' posts kinds of thinking letters maps math med school Mo Willems Mrs. Overman mystery newsletters Nonfiction perspective pictures across pages Poetry positioning perspective Power Up punctuation study quotation marks readers notebooks reading workshop realistic pictures retelling review/opinion writing safety schema setting show don't tell showing two sides of a space slice of life spelling Spread spreads student book student post surprise ending Taiwan teachers things readers do things writers do time passing Tweeps voice Where is Mrs. Overman? words across pages writers notebooks Writing Celebration writing celebrations writing ideas writing workshop zoom in zoom out
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
You might not love reading.
We've been talking lately about how reading can get us what we want someday. Sometimes we must discipline ourselves to read when we just don't feel like it. Really getting into a book is like when Harry Potter crosses from the Muggle world into the wizard world via Platform Nine and Three Quarters...we can open a book and plunge in to another world entirely! Allowing ourselves to really be IN the story can make a huge difference in making ourselves read. It makes reading soooooo much better, even on those days when we just don't feel like reading.