Each Wednesday one student has the opportunity to share a book of his/her choice with the class. This week, Noah 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.
Noah has been working hard this year to become a fluent reader. Noah chose this book for many reasons. He said he likes the many different stories but he also likes the fantastic illustrations in this book. While reading aloud, Noah made sure to involve his audience by showing the pictures on each page and stopping to ask questions. He was well prepared for his reading. He obviously practiced reading at home with his parents and he made lots of notes for himself to remember what to ask and where to stop in the book while reading.
This Week’s IST Grade 2 Reading Recommendation:
When the World Began: Stories Collected in Ethiopia (Oxford Myths & Legends)
Written by Elizabeth Laird
Illustrated by Joseph Kebede and Lydia Monks
Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (5 April 2001)
Recommended Age: 3-5
This work contains stories about animals and hunters, wise stories, funny stories, stories about cunning and trickery, and love and goodness. These stories are written down here for the first time ever. The author has travelled around Ethiopia collecting stories from this incredibly diverse country. There are stories like those of Aesop, the Bible and Grimm. They are retold by a prize-winning children’s author who loves the country. Elizabeth Laird has won the Reader’s Choice award for the Smarties, the children’s Book award and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie. She has previously published with Egmont, Macmillan, Collins and Hodder. She has spent two years travelling to gather these stories. – from amazon.com