As we were having Reading Workshop one day, Miss Pana noticed how wonderfully everyone was talking about what they saw and what was happening in the pictures. But for some reason, it didn't sound like the children were reading one fluid story. The class discovered that when we listen to other authors and how they put words together to tell stories, they use certain words that pull the story together. So, we added on another reading strategy that we can use which is to connect the pages by using words such as "first", "next", "then", "after", "last" and "finally". We learned that when we use these words, we sound like real storytellers reading a book!
Here is a video clip of Jan and Aina M. reading hip-to-hip. They are working together to connect the pages of a book.