We learned that as readers we read a lot of things other than books!
We talked about where we liked to read at home and what independent reading would look like at school. Students got their reading spots chosen all around the room and we began reading!
The next week we introduced and modeled ways to read a book. Students practiced understanding a story by studying the pictures. They also practiced reading the words they knew on each page.
We will continue reading everyday! Practice makes perfect!