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My students don't have enough time to read freely during the day, any suggestions?

Apr 13, 2018 7:32am

We have so much that we have to get done for test prep that I can't give them any time to read whatever they want. Maybe this is something I can fit into regular ELA time?

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    • Apr 22, 2018 2:43pm

      Hi! This is something that my co-teacher and I struggle with. We try to have reading in the last 15 minutes or so before the dismissal bell, but that hasn't been consistent. If students need to catch up/finish up work or if we need to finish a lesson, that takes priority. We have done read alouds in the morning, but it's books that relate to what we are learning or even sharing what we like reading. Maybe you can have it done as a station during your ELA block? Possibly do whole group ELA lesson and then divide them into groups and have different focus/needs for your students?

      • May 20, 2018 3:15pm

        Hello! My advice would be to possibly while in the ELA block and whatever genre or topic you are covering, let the students choose the book they want to read in that time. It allows the students to have choice and let them still be accomplishing task at the same time. You can organize the books by topics or genres and let them choose from specific ones. Student choice for assignments always helps them enjoy learning as well!