As I continue to update my self directed reading page I'm amazed at how many titles available to us to build libraries for students. Iter Icari is a must have title that weaves Greek mythology into a modern setting. Iter Icarus is a great story line for a student who is firmly at Novice High … Continue reading Iter Icari: Classical Mythology in Miami.
Don't forget that my page on self directed reading is currently being updated. In the next few days I should have titles organized slightly differently after some reflections as I end my school year. Brando Brown Canem Vult by Carol Gaab and translated into Latin by Justin Slocum Bailey is a student favorite. It is interesting … Continue reading Brando Brown canem vult: Borderline believable plot that fosters a compelling narrative.
I am currently working on updating information about Latin reading materials so be aware as you look at my self directed reading page. I have to be honest; as I start reading Lucia, Puella Mala that I'm skeptical based on the title. This comes from a father of 3 girls, the oldest being 7, who … Continue reading Lucia, Puella Mala
Activities that create student driven compelling input are powerful. They save you time and meet students where they are at in the acquisition process.
Read and reorganize into L1 word order.
Today students turned in Self Directed Reading Log sheets with 22 reading sessions logged. We started the semester reading for 5 minutes twice a week. We are now reading for 8 minute sessions. I'm happy with the progress and overall students are progressing and demonstrating what they are understanding. Here are a few observations from … Continue reading Self Directed Reading (FVR) observations
Reading responses to drive input for the next class.
Offer students a chance to respond to reading with choice that they direct. Use as an emergency sub plan in conjunction with an FVR, SSR or SDR program.
Be careful when attempting to facilitate reading with classroom activities. The more we add on to reading the less students seem to like it.
Reader's theater creates a compelling image for students to review an action packed text. Combine an extension of input by stopping the acting and asking more questions and this is a powerful bridge technique between new input and review.