Our final unit in our Lucy Calkins reading curriculum is becoming avid readers! We have learned that avid readers read all the time, they find places everywhere to read, they keep a stack of books-in-waiting, they can’t stop reading, they REALLY pay attention to the book and they feel what the characters are feeling. We have practiced all these skills with various books.
We also learned that avid readers set goals for ourselves. Today we tracked what skills we have mastered(colored in green) which ones need a little practice(colored in yellow) and which skills need a lot of practice(colored in red). It was great to see the students reflecting on their own reading strengths and setting goals for themselves!!