Each Wednesday one student has the opportunity to share a book of his/her choice with the class. This week, Danni 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 their understanding.
Danni chose a classic Fable book to share with the class. Danni was well prepared. She read her book with confidence obviously having practiced reading at home. She made notes for herself to stop at certain points to ask her audience questions to check for understanding.
Earlier this year, Grade 2 students studied about Fables. Danni reminded us that no one really knows who wrote the original Hare and Tortoise tale. BUT thanks to people like Aesop who collected and wrote down these ancient tales, we can enjoy reading and retelling these wonderful stories again and again.
This Week’s IST Grade 2 Reading Recommendation:
The Hare and The Tortoise
Retold by Carol Jones, Aesop
Illustrated by Carol Jones
Interest Level: K – 2
Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5
Lexile® measure: 620L
Guided Reading: O
Other versions of The Hare and The Tortoise:
There are many online versions of this classic tale. Here is a short illustrated version from childhoodreading.com.
Here is a fantastic clip, Sesame Street News Flash – The Tortoise & The Hare Rematch. Sesame Street retold the classic tale and added some new details to make it even more fun to listen and watch.