Published on February 15, 2014
Partnership Mini lessons • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Readers read with their partners sitting shoulders to shoulders and share books with their partner by taking turns reading a paragraph at a time. During partner reading, partners solve problems by talking to each other before telling the teacher. Partners use words like please, can we try and can I help you… Partners put their reading powers together and help each other read. Readers hold onto a story by sharing their thoughts with their partner. Partners can describe the movie in their mind. Readers hold onto a story by sharing their thoughts with their partner. Partners can discuss their predictions and how they changed during their reading. Readers hold onto a story by sharing their thoughts with their partner. Partners can share spots where reading got confusing and work through it with their partner. Readers celebrate their “meaning making” by sharing “ah-ha” moments with other readers in book recommendations. Readers share successful strategies for fixing up the meaning of the story and figuring out tricky words with their partner. They do this by showing how the strategies were successful. Readers talk about books with their partner by sharing what the book reminds them of in their life. Readers talk about books with their partner by sharing their favorite part of a book. Readers share their thinking about characters with their partners. Partners say, this character reminds me of…that makes me think… Readers share their thinking with another reader by making a plan of which theory they will share and marking evidence in the text. Readers think together about characters by debating their thinking and using a character’s actions, words, thinking and motivation to support their opinion. Readers think together about characters by putting themselves in the character’s shoes and thinking, “if I was ____ I would…” Readers celebrate their favorite character by writing riddles for other readers to guess their character. Partners study books together. They discuss how characters change by pointing out events in the story.