Reader’s Chair

Each Wednesday individual students have the opportunity to share a book of their choice with the class.

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.

This week in Ms. Tima’s class, Nyan read Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish. He read with confidence and enthusiasm. He stopped every once in awhile to ask the students to make a prediction on how Amelia Bedelia would interpret the instructions she was given. Amelia does exactly what she is asked to do. “Draw the drapes when the sun comes in” is exactly what Amelia does. She grabs a sketchbook and draws the drapes. The children all loved to see how she would “dress the turkey”.

Also in Ms. Tima’s class, Naaba chose a story from the Curious George Treasury. Naaba loves Curious George, and chose to read Curious George Goes Camping. It was evident that Naaba has read this story many times, as he read with a smile on his face, and would often laugh before we learnt what was funny. Naaba felt this was the perfect story to share with the class, as he thought they would appreciate the trouble Curious George gets into. And just to make sure we didn’t miss anything, Naaba would point to small details in the illustrations to help his audience visualise the story even more.

In Mr. McKillip’s class Daniel chose to read the classic tale The King, The Mice And The Cheese. It was obvious that Daniel enjoyed reading this book aloud as he read with expression and made sure to heed punctuation. He also made sure his audience was engaged by showing them not only his face but also the pictures on each page. Daniel was well received with many questions and comments at the end of his book. Well done Daniel!

This Week’s IST Grade 2 Reading Recommendations:

Amelia Bedelia
Written by Peggy Parish and Illustrated by Fritz Siebel
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st Printing edition (August 30, 1992)
Language: English

Curious George Treasury
Written by H. A. Rey
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: HMH Books (October 25, 2004)
Language: English

The King, The Mice And The Cheese
Written by Nancy and Eric Gurney
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 63 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 12, 1965)
Language: English

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2 Responses to Reader’s Chair

  1. Bertha says:

    Daniel, I liked your book. I think it was a nice book and I think the king was greedy. You were well prepared and had much confidence. You were fantastic.

  2. Rosemary says:

    Daniel, I think you chose a nice book. You put in much effort and you are becoming a confident reader. Well done Daniel. Good job.

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