This week our readers really got to know one of our favorite characters: Mr. Putter.
We learned that as we read fiction books we need to study the main character. When we do, we can figure out what he likes, dislikes and how he acts. In our book, Mr. Putter Drops the Ball,we learned that Mr. Putter really likes to nap and he’s worried he might be too old to play baseball!
We should pay attention to all the other characters too! Each character is so different. Understanding all the characters helps us to make better predictions about the story. In our book, we also met Mrs. Teaberry, who is brave and confident. She is sure that Mr. Putter is not too old to play ball.
Later in the week, we remembered how important it is to go back and reread. When we reread, we usually notice something new about our characters that we may have missed during our first read.
Finally, we talked about noticing our character’s feelings and when those feelings change. If our character’s feelings change, we can “take action” and change the sound of our voice. Our first graders are becoming such expressive readers!!!