Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Choosing Books to Read

What a busy day we had today! It was the first day of the school year and we had lots to do. Mrs G is new to our school, so she had to spend some time getting to know us.

This year in Literacy, we'll be doing the Daily 5. Today, we learned how to choose books that are just right for us, using the COW acronym. We need to check that we understand, or comprehend, what the book is about, we need to make sure the book is the right level for us, and we need to choose books we're interested in. To help us check that the book is the right level, we use the five-finger test. We open the book and start reading. Each time we get to a word we don't know, we put one of our fingers down. If we get to five fingers before the end of the page, then the book is probably a bit tricky for us at the moment. We can always go back later in the year and try again if it's a book we really want to read!

This poster is from here
Mrs G has lots of exciting and fun things planned for us this term and we're looking forward to sharing them on our blog! Hopefully, lots of us will bring back our blogging permission slips tomorrow, so we can start posting photos of our learning.

Love from The Smarties and Mrs G


  1. Great acronym for remembering.


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