RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Tue Nov 29, 2011 22:29

I like the fact that you valued the appreciation and enjoyment the children exhibited with their reading. I think that sometimes we push them so hard for fluency...or speed...that we really lose the joy of reading. If I am reading a book that I particularly like, sometimes I really go slowly through it, so that I can enjoy every bit, sort of like savoring a really good meal. We walk a fine line, I think, as we push those WPM measures - I would hate to squash the enjoyment of a good book. I'm so glad that you didn't do that!

  • grouping/WPM - MaryBeth, Tue Nov 29 08:58
    Thanks Marlee! I love your idea of sending home a book of Mother Goose poems with Kindergarten students. It seems like children aren't exposed to nursery rhymes as much as they used to be, and that... more
    • WPM - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 22:29
      • sounds like the good old days - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:17
        I remember teaching when WPM wasn't the instructional goal and more folks could do exactly what you suggest Marlee. Now you sometimes have to close your door and whisper to teach well. My hat is off... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011