In this week’s episode, I’m discussing independent reading in your secondary ELA classroom by answering five thought-provoking questions submitted by listeners. Join me as I share practical strategies and insights to make independent reading a more positive experience for both you and your students.
In this Q&A episode on Independent Reading..
- Prioritize reading to help students value it and develop a habit of reading.
- Set clear expectations for behavior during reading time and create an anchor chart to visually represent these expectations.
- Assist students who hate reading by helping them discover books they can relate to and enjoy. Offer graphic novels, books in verse, and audiobooks to promote reading.
- Offer reading challenges to help student self select reading outside of class.
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Related episodes and blog posts:
- Tips for Making Silent Reading More Productive
- 12 Ways to Encourage a Culture of Reading
- Teacher Book Talks: A Great Way to Engage Reluctant Readers
- Getting Started with Reading Conference – Ep #7
- How to Create a Culture of Reading in Your Class – Ep 2
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