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Friday, February 18, 2011

We're Not Models

Paired reading continues. Two second graders checked out identical books: Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants and Alvin Schwartz's In a Dark, Dark Room. They read side by side on the soft chairs in a library corner. I took one photograph from the front side. When I moved behind them, I heard, "We're not models." They quickly covered their heads with the books.

Over by the story steps, in my rocking chair, sat another reader reading in a different way. With Barbara Cooney's version of Chanticleer and the Fox in her hands, she read upside down to a small audience. Reading upside down is a desired skill by many students, but this reader was the first to display it in public.


  1. A skill modeled beautifully by their cherished librarian.

  2. I love how your students are embracing paired reading. And you painted a great picture with the librarian-in-training reading to her small audience - I don't even need a photo to envision that!