Chapter 1 and 2 of The SSR handbook by Pilgreen lays out the research centered around reading programs. Chapter 3 switches gears and recounts a pilot program. As Pilgreen began her pilot study she confirms on page 19 that the factors of "access to books, book appeal and encouragement were weak in her classroom. She … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 3 Pilot Program.
Magister P's Pisoverse offers pages of Novice level reading with connected characters for beginning level Latin students. Students experience sheltered vocabulary in each title with connected repetition between titles because characters make multiple appearances. Rufus Lutulentus offers a simple introduction to the Pisoverse. The story begins with an introduction to the character Rufus, a young … Continue reading Rufus Lutulentus – An introduction to Rome and characters of the Pisoverse.
Find reviews of more must read books at the must read book page. This review focuses on chapter 2 of Janice Pilgreen's The SSR Handbook. This title is a must have to guide the work of any reading program, whether your focus is Self Directed Reading (SDR), Free Volunteer Reading (FVR), Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 2 – Eight Factors for SSR success. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
We become what we read. The SSR Handbook is a title that has guided my teacher persona over the last year. This review is the first of a series which you can find on the books that leave an impression page. The SSR Handbook by Janice L. Pilgreen is a must own resource for any … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review
A title with intermediate level Latin text that is accessible for the Novice reader.
Agrippina: Mater Fortis focuses on the mother of Rufus and Piso in magister P's Pisoverse novellas. Agrippina has a secret which makes a compelling plot from the beginning. This title lands in level b in my self directed reading levels. Agrippina continues the sheltered vocabulary of Rufus Lutulentus and Rufus et Arma but extends ideas … Continue reading Agrippina: Mater Fortis – Will the Roman matron’s secret be her end?
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