We 're Going On A Leaf Hunt

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Observations: On October 15, 2015, I observed Jacob during a whole class lesson. During this lesson, the teacher read the book We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. While the teacher was reading, Jacob was holding a school tool (rubber star he uses to occupy his hands while the children are sitting on the rug). At first, Jacob was paying attention to the book; however, he began to instead focus on his school tool instead. During various times throughout the shared reading, children were asked to turn and talk to a partner about some of the things that the children were doing on their leaf hunt. During turn and talk, Jacob had to be prompted to speak with his partner; however, he would often speak to the teacher instead. After the…show more content…
He also answered a majority of the questions correctly. On October 17, 2015, I observed Jacob during independent reading. Jacob was reading a book about the letter “e”. Each page had a picture that started with the letter “e” and under the picture was the name of the picture with the letter “e” bolded. Jacob noticed me in a close proximity to him as he read the book, and he turned around to ask me if elephants lay eggs because he saw an elephant on one page and an egg on the next page. On October 30, 2015, I had a one to one reading conference with Jacob. The other children in the class were outside participating in the Halloween parade; however, Jacob did not want to participate. Instead, he chose to go to the guidance counselor’s office and read a book with his paraprofessional and I. The book that Jacob read was titled Bats Big Game by Margaret Read MacDonald which I later found out from having Jacob take a reading attitude survey that it is his favorite book to have someone read to him. I asked Jacob to read me the book first and then I would read him the book. He told me he didn’t know how to read the book because the words are hard for him. I said, “OK how about we read the book together.” Jacob was thrilled with this idea. The whole time I was reading the words to Jacob, he was actively engaged in the story telling me about the pictures. After I finished reading, we discussed his favorite part of the book. Jacob then asked me if I could read the book one more
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