Friday, September 30, 2011

Independent Reading

Even this early in Kindergarten we have a time devoted each day to independent reading. You might wonder what in the world the children are doing during this time if they can't really read?!! During the first weeks of school we teach the children that they are readers. Before they can read the words they can read the pictures and the pictures tell a story. So... during this time, some of the children are actually reading the words in books and others are "telling" the story through the pictures. The children also have books in their "Book Buddy" such as Nursery Rhymes that they have been studying, alphabet books because they recognize the letters which helps them figure out the pictures and the words and "Star Books", the books they have heard over and over. There is lots to learn during independent reading!

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