Reader’s Chair

Each Wednesday one student has the opportunity to share a book of his/her choice with the class. This week, Keelan had the opportunity to share one of her favorite books.

Students are given one week to choose a “just right book” to share. Students are expected to practice reading their book aloud to family and friends at home. Students present the book to their class, reading the book aloud, engaging the audience by making eye contact, showing illustrations and asking questions to check for understanding.

This Week’s IST Grade 2 Reading Recommendation:

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star
By A.H. Benjamin
Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello

“Mole and Mouse are the best of friends. They have fun together, and share everything. They trust each other completely, even with their deepest secrets. Then, one day, whilst lying side by side on a hilltop, they see a falling star. “It’s my star! I saw it first.” says Mole “No, I saw it first!” shouts Mouse. Their quarrel tears them apart, but as the days roll by they begin to miss each other…”

from Boomerang Books online


4 Responses to Reader’s Chair

  1. Hello! I am a class teacher from Manchester in England. What a fantastic idea you have had for sharing books! You look like you are really enjoying yourselves as well. I am going to show your blog to my class tomorrow and ask them if they would like to do the same thing as you. Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Cheers Hannah!
      We appreciate the nice comment. Let us know if you would be interested in doing some sort of collaborative project or connecting in some way.

  2. Mrs. Poelzer says:

    This is a wonderful idea! I will suggest it to teachers at the two schools I work at. Thank you for sharing.

    Mrs. Poelzer, Teacher-Librarian
    Kamloops, BC Canada

  3. Mr Barrett says:

    I really like the sound of your Reader’s Chair idea and think we might try it with our class her in England.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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