What activities do you use to promote reading to your students? Here are some of our favorite activities for children of all reading levels.
Write a Book. Have children write, edit and illustrate their own story. Have them read their stories to the class when they’re finished.
Snack Attack Days. Make themed snacks to go along with the books you are reading in class. For example, when reading James and the Giant Peach suggest peach slices, or gummy worms.
Make Reading a Reward. Set up a library corner in your classroom if you don’t have one already. Download a variety of ebooks that will pique your students’ interests. Then, use it as a reward. It promotes the idea that reading is something to enjoy, not a chore or assignment.
Vocabulary Lists with a Twist. Assigned words each week are an excellent way to increase children’s vocabularies. Encourage them to write poems, short stories, or even jokes using the words correctly. Kids will want to share their creative concoctions with the class.
What types of tools or ideas do you use to promote reading in your classroom? Share your favorite idea as a comment on this article.