Drop Everything and Read
Lesson Objective: Implement school-wide reading time to change attitudes about reading
Grades 3-6 / ELA / School Culture

Thought starters

  1. How do teachers model positive reading behaviors?
  2. What is the effect of students choosing the books that they read?
  3. Why does enjoyment affect results?
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This video confirms my very strong conviction that cultivating strong readers is a major part of our calling as teachers. I love the DEAR program, but even without the context of school, I encourage parents to read "The Book Whisperer" and help their child "awaken the inner reader." Before the start of school I told a new family that their boys would need to read 40 books for me this year. I got the deer-in-the-headlights look. Today the boys were chattering excitedly about the books I had given them to read. It made my day! I love being a book whisperer! Modeling is so important. If I am not an avid reader, how can I expect my kids to be?
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