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How can I stimulate reading within my 13-year-old students?

Aug 22, 2017 3:55pm

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    • Aug 26, 2017 10:30am

      Our students receive breakfast in the classroom (homeroom) every morning. While they eat their breakfast, I read to them. They follow along using their own copies. Most times they don't like to read because they are not fluent. Sounding out the words constantly makes comprehension choppy and they lose interest fast. Hearing me read difficult words makes them connect the sound to the spelling. Many kids have told me, this is helpful and makes it fun. I teach 7th grade. I've done this for a few years and I get through about 3-4 books a year.

      • Aug 26, 2017 7:34pm

        Giving students lots of choice in their reading selection can create a sense of ownership and help to build intrinsic motivation.

        • Nov 29, 2017 10:24am

          thank you for your ideas , I will take some of it.