Reflection: Shared Expectations Scheduling and First Reading - Section 2: First Reading


In the past, I've done independent reading as a daily warm-up for class (and still do in some of my electives). Students were able to choose their own books, and end of book projects addressed skills that would allow students to advertise their books to the class (a speech, for example). While it was sometimes tempting to use that time to catch up on grading or prep for another class (and I know other teachers who do those things), I made sure to read with my students. After all, how can we expect them to take the independent reading seriously if we don't treat it as serious for us, too?

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Scheduling and First Reading

Unit 3: Text Structure and Language Use in Literature
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT set a reading schedule by collaborating with peers.

Big Idea: Student ownership of reading starts with choice.

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