Today is the last day of book week and I thought we could share commments about books that inspired you and sparked you. Actually, I am also doing this because I want to know some really cool books to read. So do you have any suggestions?
“What we know is that children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency,” Allington said. “This creates a three to four month gap every year. Every two or three years the kids who don’t read in the summer fall a year behind the kids who do.”
Read the full article here.
Wow! That is scary stuff, but it is also very true. Students who read as a habit, who read for fun and relaxation, do tend to progress MUCH quicker that students who don’t.
I never go anywhere without a book.
So, what will you read this summer? Make yourself a book list. Then, get those books and make sure they are always in your backpack wherever you go in the holiday. You should always be able to pick up a good book whenever you have a bit of spare time. You can check to see what books are available in the bookshops here:
Make a comment to tell us your book list for the summer. Also, tell us where and when you will probably do most of your reading.
Ms. Jennifer says that when you read you “enter the world” of the book. Tell us all about the book you’re reading by:
- Describing the world in the book
- Describing the feeling of the book
- Describing the people in the book
- Giving us details that help us understand the world you enter when you read the book
Don’t tell us the story.
Image from http://blog.seattlepi.com/booktryst/
Tell us about:
- Why you chose that book
- What you like about it
- A character you like/dislike
- A great part of the book
- Describe the setting
- Tell us about the author
Mr.Will didn’t make any more thinking hat activities for us to do so I thought I should make one.
Here it is:
(This isn’t easy)
Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4
212 2112112 2111211121112 211112111121111211112
How many number 1 and number 2 will pattern 30 have?
What will pattern 30 look like?
For the hydroponics I’m going to plant the small seedlings on thursday. I need your help to do this. I will appreciate if anyone comes and help. It will only take a few minutes and we won’t get wet. This crop will be Thai vegetables so it will grow quickier than salad so we can harvest on the last week of school.
This is another good page from Paul Arden’s book IT’S NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE, IT’S HOW GOOD YOU WANT TO BE.
Have you guys read the word of the day or the news on our blog before? It’s on the right side of the blog’s home page. I’ve always read the science news because there’s a lot of good things to read about such as the one about sea slugs and plants. You guys should read it.