Students & Reading

13 04 2018

HOW TO GET STUDENTS TO READ MORE

For as long as there have been books people have worried that the death of reading was imminent. We hear it all the timeteens don’t read anymore! But during my eleven years of teaching, I have encountered students who read with more discipline than many of the adults in their lives. I often see students carrying the latest Lamar Giles or A.S. King novel, reading at lunch, and joining our school library’s book club. So why do English teachers and school officials worry about getting students to read more?

ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO DOWNLOAD THE SERIAL READER APP AND USE IT FOR TWENTY MINUTES A DAY

PROVIDE STUDENTS TIME DURING CLASS TO READ

  1. Assign reading time as a bell ringer. 
  2. Set the expectation that when students finish an       assignment early, they should take out a book.

LEAVE OFF AT A CLIFFHANGER

TELL THEM HOW CONTROVERSIAL IT IS

  1. First, I always tell them when a book has been challenged.
  2. Next, I’ll play the concerned adult.

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Ways to Create Time to Read

31 03 2016

7-ways-to-make-the-most-of-the-extra-hour-this-weekend-212 Ways to Sneak in Extra Reading Time

“Oh, I wish I could read, but I just don’t have the time.” Not have time to read? Unimaginable. “I want to read, but I never remember to bring my book with me.” Carrying a book around in your purse or wedging a paperback into your back pocket aren’t the most convenient ways of making sure you always have a book at the ready, but they worked for a really, really long time. These days, all you have to do is carry your phone around with you. It’s that easy.

There are no more excuses.  New ereading technology has made it easier than ever to squeeze in a little quality reading time, anytime and anyplace. For this giveaway, we asked you to share your tips for sneaking in extra reading time. Some of your responses were so obvious, I’m ashamed I never thought of them. Here are 12 ways to sneak in extra reading time (with examples!), as submitted by Riot Readers:

Read further for the suggestions @ Book Riot