Samantha from Samantha in Secondary joins us on today’s podcast to share her passion for choice reading with her students – you know I’m all about that! She shared how she incorporates choice reading units in addition to her regular curriculum. If you are looking for enrichment reading activities, Samatha shared many with us such as book tastings, speed dating, literary field trips, one-pagers, and so much more. These activities not only help the teacher assess what students know and can do, but they also help students to engage with content in a meaningful way while providing a real world experience.
- Giving students the opportunity to choose their own books encourages independent and critical thinking skills.
- Incorporating activities such as book tastings and speed dating can help students get excited about reading.
- Using creative projects such as literary field trips, one-pagers, and quote books will encourage students to interact with the content in an engaging, purposeful manner.
- Choice reading units can provide a break from the traditional curriculum while reinforcing reading skills.
Get to know Samantha In Secondary
Samantha is the 15-year veteran educator behind the blog Samantha in Secondary. She’s a wife and mama to a little girl, currently on pause from classroom teaching to raise her. Choice reading and YA books are Samantha’s passion. You can find her chatting all about her favorites on Instagram @samanthainsecondary.
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