Today, I will provide you with 10 WAYS to SHOW YOUR KIDS YOU LOVE TO READ. It all starts with the teacher. Teachers are role models for their students and it is our job to show to led to pick up a good book and OPEN THE MAGIC!
1. What is the TEACHER READING
-During the school year I share with my students what books I am reading. Most of the time, they are children's picture books and chapter books. I love using children's literature through out my day in the classroom so I do A LOT of reading to see how I can fit most books into my curriculum.
This year I plan to put up a bulletin board entiled What Miss H is Reading. Want to see an example from @Literacy For Big Kids?
2. SHARE ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY
My kids know I am OBESSED with Children's Literature. They know I have 1,800 of my own children's literature books sitting in my office. They know I have named my library OPEN THE MAGIC! I want them to know I love love love reading! Want to see my Open the Magic library?
3. BOOK CHATS
Once a month or weekly I have book chats with my students. I ask them what books they are reading. Sometimes they learn about books quicker than I do. They help me create my know what are the popular books to put on my recommendation lists. Need More? I have some here too.
4. RECOMMENDATION WALL or BINDER
Create a Recommendation Wall for the kid to recommend to each other. We all know kids like reading what their peers read. Last year, one boy read Prisoner B-3087 and then all the rest of the boys started to read it. They even had mini book clubs at lunch. My student did a recommendation binder this year called Bubblicious Book Reviews. They were required to write at least 3, but many words 10-15 reviews.
5. SCHOLASTIC WAREHOUSE SALE
Show your kids picture of you shopping the Scholastic Warehouse Sale
Go through the catalog each month and pick 5 books you would recommend. Staple on to catelog sheet and send home.
6. READ ALOUDS
Read Alouds are KEY to any classroom instruction. They are just as important as teaching multiplication. Students are able to hear fluent reading, see how to make connections, get lost in the reading, and learn about new books. Speaking of Read Alouds- Take the Pledge! Go to my instagram to get the button! @ramonarecommends All Teachers should read FISH IN A TREE this year. Read it for October's National Read Aloud book. If you can't wait that long (I couldn't) read it yourself. It will make you a better teacher.
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7. AUTHOR VISITS
Get authors to come to your school! I made my kids wait with me so I could get a selfie and class picture with Jon Scieszka :)
8. TAKE PICTURES WITH YOU INSIDE BOOK STORES!
9. TALK TO YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT READING!
10. USE PICTURE BOOKS IN YOUR INSTRUCTION
As Always :OPEN THE MAGIC!!!
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