Monday, October 5, 2009

Jamie Oberg Guided Reading

My reaction to the clip was that the lesson was very short. It only took a few minutes and the article made me feel that it should be at least about fifteen minutes. However, the teacher seemed to be doing mostly as the article says. She completely set the scene of the book by having a student read the information on the back of the book. They also talked about whether or not they thought the book was non-fiction or fiction, the children choosing fiction. She then skipped to the oral read instead of going through the pictures. I think it is important to go through the pictures so the children can focus on the text while reading and relate it to the pictures they already viewed. The teacher is next supposed to lead the students back to the text and then get a response but it does not show whether or not she (the teacher) received a response. The clip ends which makes me believe she does not do much at this time with the guided reading lesson, possibly referring back to the story on a different day. Her strategy of having the students in a group of three is small but efficient and having the other students in the classroom reading independently is also beneficial. After watching the clip and reading the article, I agree with the idea of guided reading. It seems to guide the students into making a connection with the context and helping with their reading and vocabulary skills.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with the idea about the pictures. I think that it would be helpful to look at the pictures and talk about what they represent then read the page. It might help students understand what they are reading a little better.