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My reading teaching colleague (and friend!) and I started something new this year. And we are super excited!!
We are known for our antics on our school morning broadcast. We love to go in front of the camera and read books, talk about reading, and celebrate our love of reading...in dramatic fashion, of course!
We become quite the celebrities around school the days we show up on the news.
Last week we started "Book Talk Tuesdays" on the broadcast. We introduced our plans for the year and read a little It's a Book by Lane Smith.
We have promised to share reading "tips and treasures," according Lynn, our LRC and morning broadcast director.
Today we arrived in our "READ" and "Very hungry for a good book" t-shirts. One student even commented that we must be going on the broadcast because of our attire. (Good observation!)
Chris and I have become very comfortable with each other on the broadcast. We have learned over the years to relax and have fun with it! (Hey, I don't have to watch myself!)
We started (or continued in some classrooms) the conversation about selecting good fit books. We dug out different shoes, cleats, and boots. We talked about selecting good fit books just like we pick good fit shoes following the suggestions from the 2 Sisters' "I PICK" strategy.
Our future plans for sharing "tips and treasures" for "Book Talk Tuesdays":
- Advertising book trailers and book releases
- Presenting new books in our library
- Sharing various genres and text types
- Discovering those shiny stickers and awards: Newbery, Caldecott, and the Illinois awards Monarch, Blue Stem, Rebecca Caudill
- Interviewing guest readers (students and teachers) for book talks
- Asking staff members to provide additional suggestions as they reflect on the needs in their classrooms
What other ideas or topics would you suggest for
Book Talk Tuesdays?