On Friday I called them into the hallway where the bookshelf is and I told them the news. We talked about how they can read their little book to their mom, dad, pets, stuffed animals etc. and when they feel really good about reading it, they can bring it back and read it to me.
One of my little friends said, but I can't read books....
I showed him the pages and he sounded out some words tentatively.
This afternoon, I had a few of those kiddos sit in my chair and read their little books to the class. This little guy was very proud to get up in front of the class and he read his whole Bob Book like a pro.
When he was finished, I said to him, "Didn't you tell me on Friday you couldn't read books?
He replied, "And now I can!"
And now he can....