Reader’s Chair

Each Wednesday one student has the opportunity to share a book of his/her choice with the class. This week, Faris had the opportunity to share one of his 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 their understanding.

Faris chose an interesting non-fiction book to share with the class. A number of students noticed that at the end of his reading, Faris had collected a number of sticky notes from various pages of his book. Faris explained that he had prepared notes at home in order to stop at certain times to ask his audience questions and tell interesting facts about the human body and cells that make us grow.

This Week’s IST Grade 2 Reading Recommendation:

I Know How My Cells Make Me Grow (Sam’s Science)
Written by Katharine McEwan
Walker Books Ltd (July 3, 2000)
Reading level: Ages 9-12

In Cells, Sam’s complaint about his sweater shrinking leads Mom to explain that his bones, muscles, and skin are all growing. Drawings show how cells grow and split to make more cells. Sam giggles when his mother’s pants split and exclaims, “You’re growing out instead of up!”

Each Sam’s Science book explores an aspect of science through a conversation between young Sam and his mum. In this book they discuss bones, muscles, cells and how our bodies grow.

from and School Library Journal


One Response to Reader’s Chair

  1. Rosemary Jairo says:

    Faris you look like a Professor in the photo! But nevertheless your book sounds like you are in medical school at university. Do you dream of being a medical doctor?

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