When I was a kid, I was an avid reader. I absolutely loved novels of any kind from the more formulaic, Nancy Drew and BabySitter’s club series, to classics like Pride & Prejudice. Over the years however, and especially over the last few years, I’ve all but stopped reading literature. Instead, most of the books […]
Context This is week three of the reading program, my third week with Sienna and second with Charlotte. My goal with Sienna today was to get her to stay excited about a text and with Charlotte, it was to continue to learn about her reading style and see what is interesting and exciting to her.
2.9.12 Today’s reading session made me think a lot about the context that students bring with them to a text. Even the first week, I was amazed by the knowledge of words that Sienna had, despite her struggle to manage text at times.
In an effort to stay involved with schools and students in my local community, I went to nyc.serve.gov to find more volunteer opportunities. During my search I found a small non-profit that has run a reading program in a few schools in the city. They happened to be working with a school in Brooklyn and […]