Jon Scieszka Talks About the Joy of Reading
Lesson Objective: A literature expert and writer shares how to make reading fun
Grades K-5 / ELA / Literature

Thought starters

  1. Get inspired by the passion of Jon Scieszka, U.S. Literature Ambassador, best-selling children's literature author, and former teacher How can writing be both tough and fun?
  2. How does Mr. Scieszka inspire students to read and write?
4 Comments
It's interesting to see that the written word can be integrated into high tech and be a plausible solution for the lack of interest that teachers sometimes experience in the classroom.
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I will use this technology for my lesson plan.
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Love the notion of expanding the definition of reading to include more kinds of high interest texts.
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How important it is to have kids read everyday. It makes a huge difference.
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Transcripts

  • Summary

    Jon Scieszka, the best selling American children's writer and US ambassador for children's literature gives his top tips for teaching

    Summary

    Jon Scieszka, the best selling American children's writer and US ambassador for children's literature gives his top tips for teaching primary English.
    Jon talks about his love of stories and his experiences growing up. He also explains that teaching made him want to write stories for children and make reading enjoyable.
    Jon, who taught for 10 years before turning to writing, says "Just remember it's all about fun - if kids enjoy turning the page to find out what happens next, they'll come back for more."

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