Independent Reading Grade 2
|We can motivate children to read by introducing them to new books in interesting ways. In this procedural lesson, Ms. Long teaches the children to preview books through an adaptation of games like hot potato or musical chairs – with books. After the lesson, the children will engage in their regular Independent Reading session, with books chosen from the Book Frenzy as new reading options.
See TEXTS Section for a short excerpt from this lesson.
|Teacher explains the purpose and procedures of a Book Frenzy, and models previewing a book
|How does the mini-lesson set the students up to be successful in doing the Book Frenzy?
|Practice 1 (3:39)
|Students participate in the Book Frenzy
|How do you think the students are responding to the Book Frenzy?
|Practice 2 (4:08)
|The teacher refines the procedures and students participate in another round
|Sharing and Choosing Books (3:05)
|Students share whether they liked their books, and then each chooses a book for their book bucket