Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chapter 1 Thoughts and Reflections

I read all of chapter 1 today and was really impressed. I've always struggled with storytelling simply because I never really know what to say. She really made it clear to me that it doesn't need to be anything planned out or elaborate. Showing the students that it can be a simple story from your everyday life that can be shared and enjoyed by others is something else that really went home with me. And of course, the last paragraph about the father that could not read brought a tear to my eye and made me think of so many of my parents from the past. How many missed opportunities have I had with them?


Angela Griffith said...

I never know what to say during storytelling either, but I hope to get better and better!!

The Daily Alphabet

Jennifer said...

One of my favorite things about reading professional books like this is the fact that their conversations are the perfect 'model' for me to use the next year/lesson/etc. since they are "frozen in time" for me to use. When I started bringing in Daily 5, the book was firmly in my lap during lessons :)Thanks for sharing!

Teaching with Grace

ThinkWonder Teach said...

I struggle with storytelling as well. This sounds like an interesting book study. I can't wait to read more about it.

Think, Wonder, & Teach

Kinderkay said...

I have never thought of myself of a story teller, but when I read Chapter 1, I was reminded of a time a few weeks ago when I was telling a story about the games I played when I was little. I instantly noticed that all eyes were on me and you could hear a pin drop in the room. I definitely am going to start telling more stories!

Thanks for sharing!