isn’t really a “strategy” "per se";
however, there is a link between promoting reading and students’
reading improvement. The following are ways to promote reading:
• Read Aloud - Share a newspaper article, children’s
book, magazine article or short story - any "read aloud"
material to awaken interest or introduce a topic. Eventually
students may want to bring something in to be read.
• Model – While students are testing, read!
Modeling is a powerful tool. Talk about books you enjoy. Be
sure you are reading when students read during sustained silent
• Create a Classroom Library – Ask for donations
from students and parents. Keep a variety of materials at hand.
• Book Talks – It only takes a few minutes
to have a “book commercial.” Another variation of
this is a laminated poster of “Good Books” where
students write in books they’ve read and would recommend.
Sustained Silent Reading
are the keys to successful sustained silent reading:
• Teacher is a role model – The teacher uses the
time to read when the students are reading.
• Long term and consistent – A regular time is set
aside for reading.
• Availability of materials – A wide range of materials
at varying reading levels is easily accessible for students.
• Choice – Students are allowed to choose their
reading materials. Teachers can impose boundaries on that choice;
however, more reading gains are made when students choose their
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