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Bag Books
Ms. Grealis’ students always have a book on hand: one to learn, one to love, and one to look forward to. Read how she helps students organize their books and keep track of their books.
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Break for Reading with a Buddy
After recess and bathroom breaks we have a 15-minute silent reading time. Our students are allowed to choose a book and a book buddy. These buddies are a collection of...
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Independent Reading Time
From the very beginning of the year, I teach my students to be independent workers. I systematically teach, model, and practice how they are to utilize their independent time...
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Magnified Reading
Ms. Modder’s special education class is easily distracted during sustained silent reading. To complicate matters, several students must read aloud to aid comprehension. What to do? Discover how she solved the problem with some inexpensive PVC piping.
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Read Share Pairs
One of the ways I get my students to enjoy reading independently is by having an activity I call Read Share Pairs. I ask each student to give me the names of five other kids in the class (at least one...
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Reading and Baseball
Our middle school participates in the Kane County Cougars' Ozzie's Club, which is a reading incentive program sponsored by the Class A, minor league baseball team Kane County (Illinois) Cougars that r...
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Sharing Books Every Day
I prefer to keep my elementary students in five rows... Not only does the row with the corresponding day get to line up first, but on that day they get to share...
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Silent Reading Baskets
My students used to waste a lot of their silent reading time picking out their books so I purchased a plastic basket for each student. When my students arrive in the morning, it is their job to pick o...
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SSR Comprehension
Some of my students were less than excited about SSR time. I found that often students were pretending to read but were really just turning the pages, with little or no comprehension of the story. Now...
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SSR Motivators
Everybody knows that daily sustained silent reading (SSR) is important, but it's sometimes hard to keep kids on task. Here are two very simple ideas: After reading, I have the students buddy up for a pair share time. I gi...
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