Willoughby readers are selecting texts they want to share with others and reading and discussing great books and articles in reading clubs. For 2-3 days, the reading club participates in buddy reading to read and reread the text. They promote each other's learning by using strategies such as, "Coaching or Time?" where they help buddies identify reading strategies to try when they become stuck, or give them time to work it out on their own. After buddy reading, they use their reading journals to record ideas they want to share with their club in the following day's discussion. During the discussion, members do not raise hands to participate - the group respectfully takes turns and balances voices. They also encourage each other to participate by inviting them into the conversation and asking quiet voices if they have anything they want to share. Together, students are co-constructors of knowledge as they build ideas about the text and topic during their discussions.
Eli's journal entry from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Isa's journal entry from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Andreas' journal entry from Five Little Monsters
Zoe's journal entry from Trucks
Pearl's journal entry from Winter Sleepers
Camilla's journal entry from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie