Generosity springs from. Summer Reading Institute!
The second day of TCRWP’s Summer Reading Institute pushed me to the work I realized I needed to do on day one: raise the level of my reading. In my small group session with Kathleen Tolan we were put into book groups. My group of grade 3-5 teachers are reading Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan. The session is aiming to teach teachers how to teach students in small groups, and to do this Kathleen has put us in our student’s desks.
Our first evening’s homework was to read the first third of the book and come to group with a part that we wanted to read aloud. We decided to read with a lens for character and symbolism
Next day, back in class, we sat, facing each other. Kathleen urged us to move in close. We looked at each other. Slowly we edged to talk. Our thoughts were clearly restrained. No one was bursting with thoughts. Man!…
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