In this video we look at what the research says
and also offer a great number of tips for Parents and Teachers.
What the research says:
Tips for parents to encourage reading:
- Reading ability and feelings toward reading
- Forcing children to read yields poor results.
Tips for teachers to encourage reading:
- Be Role Models- Read often with children and
on your own.
- Book Allowances- You can use the library or
purchase new books for your children to their liking.
- Assure Kids That Read Has a Purpose- Reading
is not a chore. We read to gain insight into things we don't
- Read Aloud- Family reading nights are great!
- Create a family newsletter, web site, and/or
blog- Kids love to use technology. Technology requires a great
deal of reading.
- Encourage Student Pen Pal Exchanges- Check
our message board. Teachers are constantly meeting other Pen
Pal classes that way.
- Reading Scavenger Hunt- When students read
in a competitive setting, you would be surprised how fast they
- Read & Share- Have students share their thoughts
with the class.
- Class Newspaper- This allow students to further
explore their interests.
- Class Web Site- Have students manage an updated
record of what is going on in your class. If anyone is absent,
it really helps.
- Organize a Book Exchange- Week 1: Students
bring in as many used books as they would like. They receive
1 credit for each book they bring in. Week 2: For every credit
the students have they can take one book from the exchange.