The 5th Grade Sharon Creech Author Study continues.
Once again my library looked and sounded like awesome. (See blog post: What Does Awesome Sound Like?)
Here's the scene: the four groups are scattered around the library reading and discussing the books.
|Hate That Cat|
With about twenty minutes left in the period, the first Sharon Creech Readers' Group finished their book, Hate That Cat.
What to do?
I decided that I would have them begin reflecting on the book. I grabbed my flip camera to capture the discussion, but the students now knew what I was doing and became self conscious.
I put the flip camera away and grabbed my laptop. I logged into VoiceThread, went to Sharon Creech's Website to grab an image of the book (mine all have the barcode label right through the title), and uploaded the image. I brought this group into the "recording studio," an entry way off the library.
I reminded them how to use VoiceThread, handed them my laptop and went back out into the library to check in with the other reading groups.
|The recording studio in action|
I didn't have an opportunity to listen to the VoiceThread until this morning.
Have a listen:
Coming up next...the groups reading Heartbeat get a chance to reflect!