Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Shared Reading - CSI

Today in Room 5 we started our CSI shared reading program. We discovered that the following things trip us up when we are reading:
  • hard or new words
  • making sense of difficult punctuation
  • reading content that we are unfamiliar with 
  • when we realise we don't understand
  • when the topic is boring
After discussing this, we realised we currently solve reading problem by:
  • chunking 
  • sounding out
  • re-reading
  • using tools/define or online dictionary
  • searching the text for details
  • searching the text for clues (making inference) 
I can't to see the progress Room 5 students are going to make as they learn to become great reading detectives! 

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

My Book Review

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Hi my name is Ricci and this is my book that I've been reading recently.

The Book that I've read is called Stuffed By Paul Jennings.
The book is mostly about Martin saving the cane toads and he keeps two toads and names them Fruitcake and Pancake.  
Frisbee is the person who lives next to Martin anod he kills cane toads and Martin tries to stop him.

The thing that surprised me in this book was that Martin actually liked cane toads but no one else liked cane toads.
The part that I liked in this book was that martin saving the cane toads and why I liked this part because it was interesting for me.
The interesting thing in this book for me was when Fruitcake and Pancake were playing tennis to scare Frisbee.
What I learned from this book was that it has some interesting stories for me to read.  I would recommend you read this book because it has so much interesting stories in it and that.   

Here's a link to my blog if you want to check it out
My Blog

What  have you been Reading?

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Spotlight on...

Well done Sweyde and Aryan these boys have received the tumaia hoe award! Both boys have improved a lot in writing in the last two weeks due to focus and hard work. Make sure you check out their writing post. Let them know the part of your writing you enjoyed the most. (They have not yet completed their final draft so there are a few errors)