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Encouraging Reluctant Readers

February 27, 2009

Found In: reading, reluctant readers

One strategy that I have been using to entice my 8th-grade reluctant readers is to give them a book trailer. Just like upcoming movies, I review several books by reading an interesting snippet, raise an “I wonder...” question, make a statement that could connect to several of my students, and lastly display the book. I find these techniques pique their interest and make those reluctant readers racing to sign up for books before others get them.


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