Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning by Randi Stone

By Randi Stone

With forty classroom-tested innovations from award-winning academics, this booklet deals advice for educating analyzing to effortless and secondary inexperienced persons with various studying kinds and skills.

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They are required to fill out an accountability sheet each time they work with my students. It is sent home with the second grader. The sixth graders are asked to write a few words of encouragement. This makes my students feel great and they are eager to try even harder. It keeps my second graders motivated to read. I instill in my students the importance of making a difference in the world no matter what our age is. In 2003, I coordinated a project called “Recycle Our Books” for our entire school.

Students fully understand this difficult concept first in a nonverbal setting before attempting it within text-based experiences. ” “Of course. Mrs. Burkhardt said that he took that picture himself. ” 26 DEVELOPING READING SKILLS “Oh yeah, this is a photograph. Is that really art, Mrs. ” “I wonder if he was like on vacation there and saw that or if he went there just to take that picture. ” “Well, look how high up it is and the trees look so small and the mountain and river are huge. ” Skilled readers approach text expecting to ask questions before, during, and after the reading experience.

The students and staff members were asked to part with books they had already read and were willing to give to a homeless child so they would have books of their 12 MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO READ very own to read. Six hundred used books (in good condition) were taken to the Emmaus Center for the homeless in Logansport, Indiana. When the boxes of books were delivered to the shelter, a few homeless young men helped carry in the boxes. I’ll never forget what I witnessed. The young men started going through the boxes, like children opening birthday presents.

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