Here is an example of a well-written RRL. As I find other excellent examples, I will post them to our new Student Work Gallery. This new page on our website will highlight some of the best student work coming out of Room 18.
These examples can be used to guide everyone in their pursuit of excellence.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Dear Mr. C.,
Today I read the book The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket. I liked this book because the main characters, Sunny, Klaus, and Violet Baudelaire are so clever. In this book, the antegonist, Count Olaf is after the Baudelaire fortune! Throughout the story, the Baudelaire’s moved to Paltryville to live with a family member. First, Sunny kept on looking at the mold on the floor. When they arrived at Paltryville’s mill, they noticed all the workers there were frowning (That’s all I read because I just started this book).
While reading this book, I used the strategy “Tune into Interesting Words”. This strategy helped me collect interesting words. For example, when I was reading on one of the pages, I read across the word “mold”. However, after I used “ Tune into Interesting Words,” I put the word “mold” on a page, and next to it, the definition. The definition for “ mold” is: “ a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material ( such as wax or metal) when it cools and hardens. This strategy made me a better reader because interesting words, I just want to write them down.
My reading goal last week was to read more slower, and I reached my goal! I met my goal because when we were reading yesturday, I was reading with a partner and read slow. So my steps this week are the same as last time.