Presentation on theme: "DIVE INTO READING Mrs. Jill Cecutti – 5th and 6 th grade Literacy Teacher Mrs. Deb Mosko – Teacher Librarian April 28, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
DIVE INTO READING Mrs. Jill Cecutti – 5th and 6 th grade Literacy Teacher Mrs. Deb Mosko – Teacher Librarian April 28, 2010
Best practices in reading Reading for at least 20 minutes per day maintains reading level for most students. Reading is most effective and meaningful when the child can discuss the reading with someone. Reading a variety of genres, including nonfiction literature, contributes to a student’s background knowledge that can be applied to a future reading experience. Use the “five word/finger per 100 words” guide to help choose a “just right” book. Combining reading and writing strengthens both areas and makes the experience more meaningful and memorable. Make reading fun, not a chore.
Summer Reading Programs Scholastic “Read for the World Record Challenge” –May 1 – Aug. 31 –www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/recordwww.scholastic.com/bookfairs/record Columbus Metro Library – “Share the love…READ!” –June 5 – July 31 –www.summerreadingclub.orgwww.summerreadingclub.org Delaware County Library – “Make a Splash” –June 14 – August 15 –www.delawarelibrary.orgwww.delawarelibrary.org Barnes and Noble Booksellers – “39 Clues” –June – August –www.barnesandnoble.comwww.barnesandnoble.com Borders Books and Music – “Double Dog Dare” –June – August –www.borders.comwww.borders.com
How to motivate your reader Schedule reading time -- just like a sports practice Family reading time -- talk about books together Utilize summer reading programs Audio books Connect reading to special trips and activities Organize a “Book Club” with friends Establish rewards at home for reluctant readers Set up a special reading place-- nook, cave, fort, tent
Resources Websites: www.columbuslibrary.org--make it a favorite; includes book reviews, publish creative writing, summer program calendars for all brancheswww.columbuslibrary.org www.scholastic.com--book reviews, booktalk videoswww.scholastic.com www.mcpl.lib.mo.us-- book series and sequels lists for all ageswww.mcpl.lib.mo.us www.thurberhouse.org--writing camps for grades 2--8, classes (deadline May 10)www.thurberhouse.org Reading lists are available at the public library by genre and grade level.