Just Right Reading
Reading is taught through a “Reader’s Workshop” approach in our classroom. We read and interpret stories together, but a portion of each day is spent reading self-selected books from our class library on each child’s individual reading level. We believe that reading is a skill developed through use. As the children read, I conference with them to check comprehension and to validate that they are successfully applying skills and strategies. I want reading to be a pleasurable time, so they are allowed to get comfortable at their desks.