The end of the year finds me wondering what we're doing here. State testing is over, there is no normal week (field trips, music programs...I could go on).
I have always been skeptical of literature circles with fourth graders...but not this year. I'm going to try partner reading. Thanks to Lindsay at My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher, she has posted some easy ways to keep track of novel reading. THANKS!
I have a selection of books that have partners in the school library, so TWO is the max to read a book together. I'll report back in a week.