Reading is for Meaning

Dr. Nichols adapted the adapted version that I found on the net (My apologies to the original adapter…I couldn’t find the html to give you credit).  Here’s Dr. Nichols version:

TO THE TUNE OF   “She’ll be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain”

Adapted by Joanne Nichols

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Yes, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Before you read, explore

The children will see more

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Yes, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

I will see it in my mind’s eye.

Ask fat questions, such as “Why?”

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Yes, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Make predictions and make guesses

There’s nothing but all “yess’es”

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Yes, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)Talk about it while you read it

Fine if you don’t complete it

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Yes, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

If the children can retell

They understand it well

Oh, I want to get the meaning out of reading! (Ya Hoo!)

Oh, I want to get the meaning when we read! (Ya Hoo!)

Follow up with speaking, writing, you can lead (Ya Hoo!)

Use science, math, and art

Kids’ interests are the start

Oh, I want to get the meaning when we read! (Ya Hoo!)

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