Instructor: Ms. Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Elementary Teacher Day: Tuesday Dates: Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 | Apr. 13, 20, 27 | May 4, 11, 18 “The best way to become a better reader is to read!” In this course, students will be learning and practicing comprehension skills using games and discussions using a reader’s workshop model. This will enhance their reading comprehension abilities which encourages higher level collaborative reading and meta-cognitive strategies. Students will practice comparing and contrasting the characters, setting, and themes throughout texts. Other strategies they will learn and use include predicting, connecting, asking questions, monitoring, inferring, summarizing, and evaluating. Students will rotate through different roles, working together to engage in the text, to further enrich their vocabulary and literature skills. Students will develop their communication and comprehension skills throughout this course and leave with a new love of reading!