Thursday, October 7, 2010

Student Reading Strategies: Sabrina Age, 9

Student Reading Strategies: Sabrina Age, 9

Dear Teachers/Parents, 
Reading Boot camp is what everyone should do! What we do is we sing songs like 
Across the Universe by The Beatles. Make flash cards from our Kung – Fu list
(By the way, That’s a list of academic words), Sit with a buddy and study our 
National Reading Vocabulary and make kid-friendly sentences. We also practice 
our fluency with our Eclectic Speller. We do all of these to help us with reading, 
comprehension, and fluency! Right now, We’re reading a chapter book called, Seer 
of Shadows. It’s about a boy named, Horace, who is a photographer and finds a 
frightful likeness:The image of the Von Macht’s dead daughter, Eleanora! The 
book is at a seven-fifty Lexile! 750! We’ve also read the Wonderful Wizard of 
Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Story of Doctor Dolittle. 
It’s helps us with expression and fluency. Oh, I forgot to you the songs we sing.
Across the Universe By The Beatles. What the World Needs Now by Jackie 
Shannon and Kung-Fu Fighting! All of these Songs we sing help us with speed 
and articulation. Something else I forgot. The fun things we do! Vocabulary 
Sparkle! Wait, you don’t know how to play Vocabulary Sparkle, do you?
Then, I’ll tell you! All of us stand and try to guess the definition of the word
Mr. Taylor gets from the Kung-Fu list. We also get rewards if we do Super 
Great! We Could get candy or play board games! Last Friday, Mr. Taylor 
made Mexican pizzas as a reward for the whole class. And when we’re practicing 
our fluency, We sit in cop cars.You know how cops talk to each other like one is 
facing north or east and the other south or west? Yup! That’s how we sit! Mr. 
Taylor calls it “buddy buzz” at times. The reason why We sit in cop cars is to
listen to the reader better and see the text better. What about American Juku? 
Wait, What is it? It’s just a multiple – choice test. In Japan, It’s cram school. And 
by that I mean, Juku means cram. It’s helps us with reading comphension. We 
do it because it’s multiple – choice test prep. So you see why we do Reading 
Boot camp? If we do Reading Boot camp, Then the whole grade should too!
 No, The whole school. The whole district! 
So please , PLEASE do it!! 
Age, 9

1 comment:

Sean Taylor said...

Dear Sabrina,
Thank you for your amazing blog and your passion for reading. You are an inspiration to the class, and to all teachers and parents everywhere. Please keep up all the great work Sabrina! Your Impressed Teacher, Sean Taylor

P.S. Bring stuff for Mexican Pizzas Tomorrow!