Monday, 29 June 2015

Down at Te Tio Bay

Our group talked about things we like to do in summer. Our discussion centred around going to the beach. This led nicely into the story about what happened at Te Tio Bay. We wondered if there really was a bay called Te Tio Bay so we googled it. 

🔆We looked at the language and how it was repeated on several pages. 
🔆We looked at the illustrations and saw that they helped us with the story vocabulary. 
🔆We looked at rhyming words and made up some of our own. We wrote these on wipe boards.
🔆We listened to the story read by someone else and joined in where we could. 

On another day, Mrs Field did a running record on this story for all of us.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Look at our pukeko masks and pastel drawings.

One day our story was Pukeko Morning. 
Mrs Field asked if we had ever seen pukekos around. We all told her about our experiences with them. She laughed at some of our funny stories!
🔎We read some of the story and Mrs Field asked us "What might happen next?"
🔎We know this is called predicting. 
🔎We all had a guess and our predictions all made sense. 
🔎We finished reading the book the next day and we drew our own pukeko with pastel. 
🔎We made up a story for our art and Mrs Field put the caption under our picture. They look great! 
🔎We also made pukeko masks and acted out different parts of the story. When we read the story again, we were so good at reading it. We used lots of expression. We knew just how they pukekos would have been feeling. 
🔎We took our masks home.

It was cool to show everyone in class and at home.

What do reading detectives do?

In our sessions every morning at 10 o'clock,
🍳we talk
🍳 we read 
🍳we listen 
🍳we watch video clips 
🍳we draw 
🍳we create 
🍳we write and 

We are good detectives and we can always make sense of the words we find by putting them in to sentences to read. We look closely for clues when we read - words we know, chunks of sounds we know, what makes sense, going back and reading the sentence again and using what we already know to help us. 
We keep asking ourselves DOES IT MAKE SENSE?

Meet the Reading Detectives!

Mrs Field is working with a group of six fabulous students from Year 2, who have been selected to take part in some intensive literacy work for fifteen weeks. We have up to an hour every day together and we have been very busy. We have visited the library and selected fiction and non fiction books. We had them issued and here we are reading them. We are interested in a range of topics. Each person shared what they had been reading about and we asked questions about the texts. Mrs Field read to us too. We joined in on some parts we knew.
Here we are reading. These are our detective passes we made.