Are they really reading?: expanding SSR in the middle grades by Jodi Crum Marshall, Janet Allen

By Jodi Crum Marshall, Janet Allen

Our faculty has a based fifteen mins consistent with day the place childrens are meant to learn in numerous content material parts on a daily basis. on a daily basis it is a fight to the purpose that a few lecturers simply forget about the studying time. This e-book has first-class principles to make sure the scholars relatively learn and learn how to learn for excitement and data.

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Copyright © 2002. Stenhouse Publishers. All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission from the publisher. 21 22 Are They Really Reading? ■ Fake Reading: Some students may act like they are reading, but are really just faking it. They enter your room quietly, get a book fairly quickly, sit down, open their books, and turn the pages as if they are reading. They look like they are reading. They even act like they enjoy it. Some students might even be able to talk intelligently to you about the book they are pretending to read.

This is a great way for students to visualize and learn about the library so that it’s not so intimidating when they go on their own. They watch the video and learn the proper procedures for checking out books and returning them. My librarian also records book talks at the end of her orientation video so students will begin thinking about books they might want to read. Again, find out the interests and reading levels of your students first, before you have the librarian give a book talk. A bad or boring book talk can do more damage than you think.

It was on back order and would not be available in my town for quite some time. You can imagine how green I was with envy. Just a few summers ago, I was looking for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It had just been released, and, having read the first three books in the series, I wanted to read the fourth one as soon as I possibly could. I had been too busy during the school year to remember to put my name on a list to get it, so I thought I would have to wait for months. I was on a trip with some friends in Key West, Florida.

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