-Choice Leads to motivation, Students who get to choose their own books will want to read more and reading will become something they do in the wild, not just in their 20 minutes or in their classroom. Come to the library and we can help your student find a just right book that they will choose to read and love to read!
-The more your reader struggles the more you should read aloud to them. Read aloud the books that they are struggling with. This speaks to their interests and shows them that reading can be fun. Read alouds model reading skills and it gives your reader the opportunity to make meaning from Literature! ALL readers and listeners benefit from read alouds.
I will always remember reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Di Camillo to my 5th grader when I realized that his older brother, ninth grade, was showing up every night to listen in. By the end of the book the entire family was sitting on the couch in both tears and laughter enjoying the story.
And, here is some support for the next time you get the question... "Why Can't I Skip my 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?