Sally over at Smorgasbord shares one of my very favorite blog posts. It’s all about heart, and reading aloud. Thank you, Sally!
Sadly we come to the final post in this archive series from Jennie Fitzkee who inspires us with her stories of her pre-school classroom and students. Hopefully we can persuade her to share more later.
The Boy Who Cried Tears of the Heart by Jennie Fitzkee
Chapter reading is one of our treasured moments of the day at school. I know this, and so does Jackson. Books bring to life the imagination, the world, and the past. The anticipation of ‘what happens next’ stirs excitement every day. Children listen and talk. They ask questions. Jackson is first to remember what we read yesterday and ask questions about what we read today. When I ask children, “At chapter reading where do you make the pictures?” they answer “In your head.”
When we finish reading a good book and then start a new one, emotions run high and low. The end of…
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