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Celebrate!

 

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We were in schools this week talking with students and teachers who have spent the past few weeks creating a reader’s workshop in their classrooms.   We wanted to check in and hear how things were going so we could provide support and problem solve together.  What we heard gave us reason to CELEBRATE!

“I love reader’s workshop.  It is so much fun to read books that my friends are reading.”

 “We have a waiting list for books in our classroom!”

 “Reader’s Workshop has taught me that I want to read slower and understand, really understand, what I read.”

 “I want to read books that I can read easily so I can understand better – I used to just want to read long, hard books.”

 “We had to go on a field trip this week –I was so upset that we had to miss reader’s workshop.”

 “I know my students so much better as readers – better than I ever have before.”

 “I love that my students are talking about books and authors.  There is a buzz in my room around reading.”

It was truly a celebration of reading!

20 Comments
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    Terje
    Posted at 12:18h, 19 October Reply

    I love that you added color to your celebration post. What a joyful collection of comments you shared.

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 23:23h, 19 October Reply

      We were inspired by the colors Ruth used in her title and thought it would be fun to use the same colors in our post. The excitement around reading and reading workshop we heard was contagious.

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    Dana Murphy
    Posted at 12:48h, 19 October Reply

    That is definitely reason for celebration!! I miss that buzz about books. It’s one of the things I miss most about having my own classroom.
    How wonderful that you were able to help set up such an environment!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:11h, 20 October Reply

      We were so excited for these teachers They helped their students develop a love of reading in just a few short weeks. Definitely a reason to celebrate!

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    Leigh Anne
    Posted at 14:15h, 19 October Reply

    Those are words to celebrate. It is so reaffirming when you are launching something new and you hear positive feedback and comments like that.

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:18h, 20 October Reply

      We couldn’t agree more. Launching anything new is a ton of work and we were thrilled that these teachers could hear their students’ reactions.

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    Ramona
    Posted at 14:17h, 19 October Reply

    I love your colorful celebration of readers. My favorite ” I want to read books that I can read easily so I can understand better.”

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:21h, 20 October Reply

      We were both grabbing for a pen when we heard it too. This student has already learned so much about being a reader.

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    Franki
    Posted at 15:41h, 19 October Reply

    Love that you saved all of these lines from students and teachers. So much to celebrate with these words!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:42h, 20 October Reply

      We had this upcoming post in our minds all week and that helped us to be better listeners. A big thanks to Ruth for starting this. Can’t wait for next week!

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    Stephanie Shouldis
    Posted at 17:17h, 19 October Reply

    One of my favorite things to read about is reader celebrations! The quote “I want to read books that I can read easily so I can understand better – I used to just want to read long, hard books.” is a tremendous quote. That shows a shift of thinking from a “fake” reader to reading for a purpose and a life-long love. Thank you for sharing!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:45h, 20 October Reply

      When we heard the comment we were amazed too. In just a few weeks a teacher had changed this student’s perception about what it means to really read. – Wow!

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    Deb Frazier
    Posted at 20:02h, 19 October Reply

    What a great feeling to watch kids and teachers discover the beauty of reader’s workshop! Like many here I love the line, “I want to read books that I can read easily so I can understand better – I used to just want to read long, hard books.” I am going to share this with my kids. We (as 1st graders) are beginning to have similar conversations as we learn about book choices.

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:47h, 20 October Reply

      Let us know what your kids say. We would love to share their thoughts with others too.

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    Ann Marie Corgill
    Posted at 22:49h, 19 October Reply

    Clare and Tammy–I love reading these comments and “hearing” these sweet students from afar. You both inspire us all! Thanks for sharing!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 10:55h, 20 October Reply

      We can’t believe how much social media has helped us connect with others. When we read other people’s posts and can comment back and forth it makes the distance between all of us seem much smaller.

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    Karen
    Posted at 01:29h, 20 October Reply

    Clare and Tammy – Like Ann Marie, I love how you collected these snippets of conversation that revolved around the new reading workshop structure. I also love that you spend your days making an impact on educators which then makes an impact on children! You both inspire me!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 11:05h, 20 October Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. We feel very lucky to be able to learn from so many teachers each and every day. There are so many things to celebrate that are happening in schools. A big thanks to Ruth for starting this.

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    Cathy
    Posted at 00:51h, 21 October Reply

    Clare and Tammy,
    That sounds like a fun week of work. I love the way you have captured comments of the students about the workshop. So important to have time to read every day.

    Cathy

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    Stella Villalba
    Posted at 00:51h, 21 October Reply

    I love the concept of wanting to read slower in order to gain deeper understanding. Many times we feel the pressure to read as much as we can to keep up with all the great publishing. But if read slower, we can savor each word, letting it simmer so we can come out a slightly different because of the experience. Thanks for celebrating!

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