Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book in a Bag - Daily Routine


This week we started kindergarten homework. A major part of the homework is reading a book a night and logging it in their Book Log. Every day the children will have the chance to pick a book from their personal book bins that he/she wants to take home that night. They take the one they already read out and exchange it for a new one to take home. It could be a leveled book or "Star Book." A Star Book is a book that has been read aloud several times in the classroom. These may include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Caps for Sale, Where the Wild Things Are, and miscellaneous fairy tales. They can picture walk through these books and orally retell the story as they are paging through it. The students are very excited to bring home the books they read in school. It is also a great way for families to share the reading together.

4 comments:

Karen Rojas said...

I think that this technique is great! We are enjoying reading these books every night. I was very impressed by Josie's ability to read to me "Where the wild things are" almost word for word. It was great!

Christa said...

We love the "Book in the Bag" routine! Such a great idea! Bryn really looks forward to it every night :)

Chet the Eagle said...

Your little readers are going to go so far this year!

Suna Kantor said...

Great idea, Trey is so excited everyday to pull out his new book and share with me!