Tips and ideas for how you can use independent-reading time to help your students build literate lives.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Give students ideas for reading aloud or quietly, plus writing responses that you can use for assessing comprehension.
Tips to Encourage Reading
During an interesting conversation with some teachers that were visiting our room yesterday, we discussed the topic of basals, book selections, and reading incentives. With this topic fresh on my mind, I would like to share some of my views on how I believe we can create lifelong readers, writers, and learners.
Children are not born with a natural aversion to reading. Learn how to help reluctant readers begin to love books.
Quick tip about Read-A-Thons.
Encourage students to take ownership of their independent reading by asking them to create a unique book box at the beginning of the year.
Nine questions students should ask themselves while looking for books to read independently
Classroom Library Tips
Create an inviting area for books and reading in your classroom.
Giving children time to read independently is an important part of my literacy program. Find tips on how to create a library conducive to independent reading, and how to monitor readers.
Ten graphic novels and illustrated books that promise to draw in even the most reluctant reader
Use these lists of award-winning books to supplement a lesson, augment your class independent reading program, or encourage reading at home. Many titles have companion teaching plans.
Whether your students are sports nuts, horse lovers, or beachcombers, we've found a perfect book series to help them stop the "summer slide."
Discover a world of rhythm, rhyme, and free verse with engaging collections and novels for middle readers.