" Be the Boss of Your Own Reading" is one of the phrases the first grade children are hearing this month. The current unit is helping the children develop a take charge mind-set with their reading. One of the most important jobs as a reader is to stop at the first sign of trouble and choose a strategy that will move them forward, all the while monitoring for meaning. All readers, regardless of reading level, need to be mindful of meaning and sentence structure when solving unknown words or going through a chapter book. As we move toward the end of the school year, this unit will celebrate all the hard work the first graders have done this year!