Today we reflected on our thinking from Wednesday’s reading frenzy that gave us a chance to explore 30+ articles on the future of work before taking a second pass or helping of reading of the articles with a reading rumble.

First, we began with Writer’s Notebook 4:

We also took our questions about the future of work and added them to our door of wonder!  This is our space where we can view each other’s questions and revisit them for future inquiry in the upcoming week.

Next, I introduced the concept of a reading rumble with some music to pump us up at 7:30 in the morning!

We then reviewed our instructions for the informational text reading rumble.  

This activity gave students a chance to sample more articles than they read with our “slow” reading frenzy this past Wednesday.  After reading the article for two minutes, we used sticky notes to capture our “shortcut” annotation of the articles;  these codes come from Smokey Daniels and Nancy Steineke.

Students then captured a quick reaction or note on their reading rumble tasting logs:

Once you completed your jot notes, you moved to the next desk/article to your left, and we repeated this process roughly 8-10 times.

We then concluded with a ticket out the door that we completed on an index card and stapled to our reading log.

This activity will be our springboard to our next steps for inquiry next week.  In the meantime, we now have a collection of collaboratively annotated texts that will be available for students to browse as needed as we move further into our inquiry mini-project.