Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Words of Interest

My students each have a reading folder divided into 3 sections. One section is entitled "Keeping Track of Books." Here they have different lists: books they've read, books they want to read, and books they've abandoned. Another section is entitled "Responses," in which they write letters to me about what they're reading and I write back. The last is called "Words of Interest," in which they keep track of, well, interesting words. I've instructed them to jot down words they come across in their reading of which they don't know the meaning or words that are interesting for whatever reason. I probably should not have given such free reign.

This is one of my kids' list:

trend
matrix
Zeus
strata
lurking
fluttering
butt nugget

1 comment:

Angela said...

Butt nugget? What are your kids reading?