__ might be embarrassed if she knew I told you, so I'm telling you this in confidence ;-). This weekend, __ played "teacher" for hours, setting up her easel in front of her dolls, clipping paper to it, and instructing them on reading, writing, math, and science. When she was done, I found these handwritten instructions that she had made all by herself as part of her instruction. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing them since they must echo what you're saying in class, so I scanned them for you to see.
What Good Readers Do
Read to self
Point to the words
Check the pictures when you come to a tricky word
Get your mouth ready to say the beginning sound when you come to a tricky word
Reading is thinking!
Pay attention to what is happening in the story
What Good Writers Do
They sound out words
They reread what they wrote
Use pictures & show action
Don’t write “and then…and then…” They use periods.
You have to remember to do these things when you write.