This might be a long post, but I am seeking advice and opinions. After we have our independent reading time in reading workshop (and I conferenced), we have a sharing time where after seeing it modeled at an Ellin Oliver Keene conference I attended, students share anything they learned about themselves as a reader or something other readers should know. Then students can respond to the speaker before moving on to a new topic.
Question - Is it wrong for students to then ask the speaker, what their favorite part was, favorite page, why do you read those books? I guess these questions won't always come up, especially after we start some deeper comprehension strategies...maybe I'm just expecting too much right now and these questions really do go along with the sharing.
Today I didn't necessarily pay attention to the clock and almost 20 minutes had passed while we were in our sharing time. Some of it, I am loving...I just wonder if asking those questions all of the time is defeating the purpose? Any ideas???