Now that Mr. Mollinga has finished his reading, writing and math assessments, he will be starting his small reading groups. This is where various students in groups of 8 or 9 will join him to read aloud right after recess each day. Sometimes students of similar ability
will read together, whereas at other times students will be picked at random.
The series students will be starting with is the very popular “and then it Happened” by M & L Wade. The stories are based around 3 young boys from Canada who, for some reason, always seem to get themselves into trouble. As predictable as this may sound, there’s always something that seems to surprise the reader.
If you want to check out some of the stories there’s about a dozen you can read for yourself for free at: http://www.boysbookshelf.com.
Maybe if your child is in Mr. Mollinga’s class ask him or her what they think about the stories they’ve been reading.