Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rambunctious Reading

Not to say that my students started out slow this morning, but this is a picture of one of the boys. This called for desperate measures. What's a reading teacher to do. Wwwweeeelllllllllll, how about some


I am always looking for new and exciting ways to make learning fun. One method we use daily is singing in the classroom. Students sing as they read the lyrics. Now, we have another way to actively learn to read. Rambunctious (energetic, boisterous, lively) Reading is a method where students work in pairs to improve their reading. One student acts out the words as he reads. The listener actively listens, affirming thoughts and statements, and commenting to the reader.

We are reading an excerpt from I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew by Dr. Seuss. Students having been ouching from kicking a hard rock and sailing along. This active reading gets everyone involved--even boys that start the morning looking a little rough.

Great job to our Study Island Students of the Day--Jacob T., Dustin C., Emily S., and Trevor G.


Anonymous said...

I really like rambunctious reading I think it really wakes some kids in this class up in the mourning and it is fun:-)

Mr. McGuire said...

I agree Brianne. I think it is one of the most exciting ways I have seen to become a better reader!