Then M comes over to share with me she finished a book and started a new series - Judy Moody. She's so excited to share with me a discovery she made. The end pages have pictures of each character and a little bit of information about them. To me it looks like a mini biography. We just did a reading mini lesson yesterday and discussed how sometimes readers get confused about the characters and one thing they could do is take notes about each one on a post it note.
M is grinning ear to ear and energetically sharing how this book has already started what we talked about yesterday. She's going to share what she discovered with her classmates tomorrow. Watching M connect a mini lesson to her own reading made me realize how helpful authors can be to support their readers. I'm going to school tomorrow to see if all the Judy Moody books have this support and hope on their own my students add reading to our inside recess choice board.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing this Slice of Life Story Challenge.