Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Building Our Reading Stamina

In Daily 5, one of the things we do is Read to Self.

We began at the start of the year talking about what Read to Self looks like, sounds like and feels like and put these in an anchor chart to refer back to.

We then started building our stamina by working towards our goal of reading for 30 minutes without stopping.

Whenever someone stops reading or for instance starts chatting or distracting others then we stop the timer and that is the time we record for that day.

Here's our progress so far. Some days we didn't beat our old time but we celebrated the days we did set a new record.

Here we all are practicing our Read to Self skills...

How cute is this! Even Tiago's Pikachu got in on the building reading stamina action! :)

Keep up the terrific reading 2G! It's so wonderful to see you building your stamina and working together as a team to reach our goals! Way to go reading stars!


  1. Hi 2G
    Reading is so cool 😎.
    Tiago's pikachu is so CUTE
    Have a rainbow day 🌈🌈
    From ben 🤓

    1. Hi Ben,
      Thanks for another terrific blog comment. We are so glad you love reading and think it's cool. Tiago's Pikachu is very cute isn't it. Who is your favourite Pokemon character Ben?
      We hope you are having a thrilling Thursday!
      From the rest of 2G and Mrs Gorrie :)

  2. Hi 2G and mrs Gorrie
    I really like reading.l am very exited that we broke our reading stamina record. I hope some of you are like me and like reading too. I hope you all are having a monkey Monday. From Piper.
    P.S I really like reading my book Narnia.

    1. Hi Piper,

      Great job commenting on the blog. We love getting blog comments and we loved reading your comment in class. It was so great when we broke our reading record and we are hoping to improve it even further very soon! We keep trying.

      Lots of boys and girls in our class love reading too. Here are some of their favourite books...

      What's your favourite book at the moment?

      Ben, Zac, Archer, Aiden, Jett, Tiago & Eddie - The Day the Crayons Came Home
      Katelyn - Frozen
      Isaac - any kind of comic books
      Ace - Ripley's Believe It Or Not
      Dwayne - Zac Power books
      Mikayla - Princess Joy's Party
      Harry - The Friends of Emily Culpepper
      Darwyn - Minecraft books
      Ewan - Pokemon books
      Zoey - Narnia books
      Mrs Gorrie - Picture book: Ride With Me & Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird

      We hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! Keep up the fantastic reading effort Piper!

      From the rest of 2G and Mrs Gorrie :)