Reading Class: I have been calling students up one at a time and having each of them read to me outloud. Afterward I talk to them about their reading fluency and strategies good readers use. I met with 5 students on Thurday, 5 students on Friday, 5 students on Monday.
After the first day the students all knew what was happening. Most of them would arrive at the table already on the right page and would start reading aloud immediately. Today the third student at my table said, as he sat, “Do you want me to read page 50, too?” I told him I did. He opened the book and began to read.
“Hmmmm, Huey? Do you think you could read that outloud for me?”
Horrified, Huey looked at me thorough rounded eyes. “But,” he says. “Then you’ll hear me!”
“I need to hear you, or I won’t know how to help you read better.”
That trully appalled him. “But you’re the teacher!” He blurted, “You know everything!”
Heh — imagine me forgetting something like that.