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How to Raise a Reader Beck University – Fall 2014
Raising Readers: Preparing the Soil “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” --Ghandi
Raising Readers: Preparing the Soil Are YOU are reader? What does your student see? What are your core reading values? –Is there time to read? –Is it fun to read? –Is reading something to celebrate? –Is reading something to share?
Raising Readers: Planting the Seed Time Rituals –Read-alouds –Read-alongs Finding the “Home Run Read” –Non-fiction –Favorite series/movie/character –Comic books and graphic novels –Special Interest reads
Raising Readers: Planting the Seed Resources –LibrariesLibraries –Teachers –Book stores –Web sites: Read Kiddo Read: http://www.readkiddoread.com/ http://www.readkiddoread.com/ Guys Read: http://www.guysread.com/http://www.guysread.com/ Book A Day Almanac: http://www.childrensbookadayalmanac.com/ http://www.childrensbookadayalmanac.com/
How to Raise a Reader: Taking Root Hot Fudge Sundaes or Brussel Sprouts? –Reward Reading? Use with caution. Incentive = This is boring. I need an external reward to finish. –Celebrate Reading! Celebration = This is fun and worthwhile. This is what we do and who we are.
Raising Readers: Weeds & Thorns Reluctant & Struggling Readers –AudiobooksAudiobooks –Comic Books and Graphic NovelsComic Books and Graphic Novels –High Interest Reads –Readers’ Bill of RightsReaders’ Bill of Rights Resources –The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim TreleaseThe Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Raising Readers: Blooming Tall Celebrate: –Reward with books –Feed your reader! Audiobooks Ebooks Libraries Book clubs –Savor and share Reading traditions Reading goals and milestones