Next up in the three tips series…
Three Ways to Promote a Love of Reading:
- Let students see you read. During silent reading, the teacher should be reading with the students. Stop checking email, grading papers, or prepping for the next lesson. Letting the kids see you take the time to read shows them that reading is important!
- Stop tracking reading. Just trust that the kids will read! When you tie a required number of minutes to reading each night, it forces students to get it done and to stop enjoying the reading. Also allow students to abandon books they aren’t enjoying.
- Allow alternative reading choices. Some kids fall in love with reading through audiobooks, pictures books, and graphic novels. Recognize that now every reader loves traditional chapter books.
How do you promote a love of reading?
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