My students are the reason why I honestly feel like teaching does not feel like a job to me. I was blessed to step into such an amazing group of first graders this year! One of my favorite parts of the day is morning meeting where I get to spend time talking to my students and finding out what makes each one special.
In morning meeting we sit on the rug in a circle and follow a schedule: we start with calendar time where we talk about the day, weather, and year but also where we reinforce math concepts.
Next we often answer a question or we finish a sentence "I wish I could”. Other days we vote on a song to sing/dance to (Kindness is A Muscle is one of their favorites). I am working now to add to this time a book and reading/sharing time.
My classroom is a safe, fun and inviting place for my students. I would love to add to this experience in my classroom with authentic books that are on my first graders reading level.
Reading instruction in first grade is critical to the success of learning to read. Kindergarten and 1st grade focus on foundational skills which every successful reader must have ownership of in order to be fluent readers. The more fluent a reader becomes, the better they can comprehend and understand what is being read.
I want to create a love for reading within my students in my classroom.
These leveled readers would allow my students to pick a book that interests them and read it independently with little assistance and minimal frustration. The time spent as an independent reader will provide students the opportunity to become a stronger reader, while enjoying their choice of books.
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