I don't know about your classes, but usually around this time of year it's hard to keep that reading engagement up!
SPRING FEVER has hit!!
So, how do I put a little spark back into reading time?
I find books that are high interest for my kiddos & I write a special little note to them about the book.
Nothing too major, but this is a hit!!
Here are some of my secrets to build that reading excitement:
- Have the books on their desks as soon as they come to class in the morning.
2. Only do about 5 or 6 students at a time...this builds anticipation for all students!
3. Make sure that the book is something that you know the kiddo really likes! I try to make it a book that they have never seen before!
I like to keep it completely random...they never know when they will have a book & note on their desk. Also, just because a student got a book today does not necessarily mean that they won't get another book the next day.
That way the anticipation is always building...my kiddos cannot wait to get into class & see if they got a special book & note from me.
The are so excited to stop everything & read the book that I chose especially for them!
You MUST be sure that everyone gets a book & note though...I made that innocent mistake once & about crushed those tender spirits!
Be very careful that you keep some type of list to be sure not to miss a kiddo!
Go ahead..try it!
Let me know how it goes!!