Teaching Tip: Motivating Students to Read Independently

By Tracey Roudez
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Class or school-wide contests are a terrific way to motivate students to read independently throughout the school year. Our school recently held a Read-A-Thon contest in which students from grades Pre-K – 5 were encouraged to read as many books as possible and complete book reports for each. The top 3 classes were treated to an ice cream sundae party!


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    Independent Reading, Teacher Tips and Strategies