#SOL15: How many ways?

Does this chart look familiar?

ways to read a book

What does this chart really mean?

What does it look like to read a book in different ways?

As you read the following, think about which chart category applies?

Crinkle the pages

Squeeze the duck on the back cover – “QUAAACK!”

Label the pictures: duck, dog, dog, rabbit, rabbit, goldfish, goldfish, duck – one word per page

Use the same sentence stem for each page:  “I see a __________.”

Name the sound the animal makes with its name for each page.

Name the action the animal makes as it moves in a two word sentence. (“Goldfish swims.”)

Ask a question about each page:  “Do you see the _________?”

Name the picture and say something about its color.

Name the picture and say something about its size.

Count:  “One duck, one dog, two dogs, one rabbit, two rabbits, one goldfish, a second goldfish, and one more duck.”

Take the pages out of the mouth and turn them slowly again, without any words!

Tell a story beginning with “Once upon a time there were some animals . . .

Point to the picture and name the animals again!

How many ways did this grandma read one 8 page book?

How have you taught parents to read a wordless paper book?

What can you add to this list?


Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 


13 responses

  1. I love how the tone of your recent Slices. So attuned to the littlest of learners. So much wonder.

    1. Julieanne,
      I’m so much more aware of the birth to age 5 (kindergarten entry) levels! So fascinating to “revisit”!

  2. Love this Fran! I’m going to share with two very special kinder teachers and three first grade teachers today. I listened to a podcast on the importance of learning from 0-5 this weekend. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ed-talk-with-dr.-bob-bravo/id942011051?mt=2&i=350656604. Critical years for our kids.

    1. So important to not just tell but to show these kiddos what it means to read a book. Each time through can add some more details. Takes time, patience and love!

  3. Such a great post. I am going to make a copy and give it to my niece who has a 7 month son. Of course a book will go along with it. Love your insight into the young mind.

    1. Thanks for sharing how you will use this information. So much talk (at so many levels) that is needed to develop a child’s language skills! ❤

  4. Those little ones “read” very well! So much fun! Yes, there are many ways…

    1. No limits to the many different combinations of reading! Thanks, Jennifer!

  5. Fran, I love how I see you having a grandson is making you an even better teacher!!
    Know that I will be sharing your blog post with my grandma friends and K teachers!!
    BTW – is the Reunion Sat in October on your calendar?? Would love to see you again!!

    1. Thanks so much, Sally! I’ve been thinking about where to focus . . . so many choices! The reunion is a definite possibility! Will know more in about a week! ❤

  6. I can hear your voice reading this post loud and clear, Fran! Great ideas for our young readers. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Melanie! I had to laugh last week when I lost my poetry lines about reading. But, yet, it was so great to turn it into a whole other post! So much care needed for our “little” readers!

  7. 3 Ways to Raise Readers – Read it here http://blog.theliteracysite.com/cs-lifetime-literacy/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=lit-paid-test-include-cpc-1&utm_campaign=cs-lifetime-literacy&utm_term=091115

    Does the statistic on the number and frequency of children being read aloud to surprise you?????

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