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February 1, 2019

Top 10 Ways to Use $1 Books

By Scholastic Editors
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    It’s that time of year again! $1 books are here and teachers just like you are stocking up on Scholastic books to engage students and instill within them a lifelong love of reading. Check out these 10 best ways to transform your classroom—and your students’ lives—with $1 dollar books.

    1. Refresh your classroom library.

    Your classroom library is one of the best tools for instilling a love of reading and books among your students. With $1 books, you can refresh your library by lining your shelves with new books to engage young readers for the rest of school year and beyond. Plus, explore our 11 Essentials for an Effective Classroom Library.

    2. Expand your students’ home libraries, too.

    By purchasing the same book for each of your students, you can help them start or expand their own personal libraries at home. Check out our favorite $1 books for every grade.

    3. Savor in the power of choice.

    When students are given the opportunity to choose books they want to read, it makes reading enjoyable and motivates them to read even more. With $1 books, your young students will have more books to choose from for independent reading in your classroom!

    4. Give the gift of books to your students.

    Books make the perfect year-end gifts for students—the gesture may even inspire your students to pay it forward and gift books to their classmates, friends, and family, too.

    5. Instill a love and appreciation of books.

    The only way to really instill a love of reading and books is by being able to hold them in your own hands. The more quality books you have, the greater the love! Check out our 15 Can't-Miss $1 Books. 

    6. Introduce new ideas to your students.

    There’s no more effective — or more affordable — way to transport your students to another world than through reading a wide variety of books. With $1 books, you’ll be able to purchase books that introduce your class to new ideas and fresh perspectives from across the globe.

    7. Create a culture of kindness in your classroom.

    Books are a wonderful starting place for teaching students the importance of empathy and kindness. Through reading, students can learn just what it means to be kind and the positive impact it has on the world around them. 

    8. Give your students a brain break from the digital world.

    Reading physical books is the perfect brain break from the hustle and bustle of the digital world.

    9. Have fun!

    Teach your students early on that there’s nothing more fun than sitting down with a good book. 

    10. Invest in the future.

    You never know the where a new book may lead a student. Books have a long tradition of inspiring readers to do great things in the world—you never know where the dollar books you buy today will lead you and your students tomorrow.

    It’s that time of year again! $1 books are here and teachers just like you are stocking up on Scholastic books to engage students and instill within them a lifelong love of reading. Check out these 10 best ways to transform your classroom—and your students’ lives—with $1 dollar books.

    1. Refresh your classroom library.

    Your classroom library is one of the best tools for instilling a love of reading and books among your students. With $1 books, you can refresh your library by lining your shelves with new books to engage young readers for the rest of school year and beyond. Plus, explore our 11 Essentials for an Effective Classroom Library.

    2. Expand your students’ home libraries, too.

    By purchasing the same book for each of your students, you can help them start or expand their own personal libraries at home. Check out our favorite $1 books for every grade.

    3. Savor in the power of choice.

    When students are given the opportunity to choose books they want to read, it makes reading enjoyable and motivates them to read even more. With $1 books, your young students will have more books to choose from for independent reading in your classroom!

    4. Give the gift of books to your students.

    Books make the perfect year-end gifts for students—the gesture may even inspire your students to pay it forward and gift books to their classmates, friends, and family, too.

    5. Instill a love and appreciation of books.

    The only way to really instill a love of reading and books is by being able to hold them in your own hands. The more quality books you have, the greater the love! Check out our 15 Can't-Miss $1 Books. 

    6. Introduce new ideas to your students.

    There’s no more effective — or more affordable — way to transport your students to another world than through reading a wide variety of books. With $1 books, you’ll be able to purchase books that introduce your class to new ideas and fresh perspectives from across the globe.

    7. Create a culture of kindness in your classroom.

    Books are a wonderful starting place for teaching students the importance of empathy and kindness. Through reading, students can learn just what it means to be kind and the positive impact it has on the world around them. 

    8. Give your students a brain break from the digital world.

    Reading physical books is the perfect brain break from the hustle and bustle of the digital world.

    9. Have fun!

    Teach your students early on that there’s nothing more fun than sitting down with a good book. 

    10. Invest in the future.

    You never know the where a new book may lead a student. Books have a long tradition of inspiring readers to do great things in the world—you never know where the dollar books you buy today will lead you and your students tomorrow.

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