Best 10 minutes today…getting students hooked on reading

Just 10 minutes?

Strangely enough, my best ten minutes today were spent working with one of my students who is STILL not making good book choices…she struggles with comprehension and is constantly abandoning books.  Today we had a private conference in the reading area where we dug in deep to the books…I would pull a book and she would have to decide “no way”, “maybe”, or “for sure!” based on all the strategies we have worked on this year.  She is still not independent at this, and I guess I just assumed she was. Never fear!

After only 10 minutes, we created a special book bin ALL for her with 7 “for sure” books and 5 more “maybes”–and off she went to give one a try with a huge smile on her face.  Reminder for me?  We sometimes are teaching lesson after lesson–but forget we are teaching KIDS…take the 10 minutes to dig in and see what’s going on!  What were YOUR best 10 minutes today?

Getting students to love books…

This is really one of my passions, so I spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year working to build that “culture” for reading in my classroom.  I revisit these lessons a few times throughout the year to make sure we maximize our independent reading time!  If you are interested in seeing more about what I do, the forms I use, and so on…just CLICK HERE or the image below.  Happy reading!
Getting students hooked on books and learn to love and be successful independent readers is a passion of mine!  Helping student find just right books is a big part of what I do at the beginning of the year to set up a culture for reading and get students familiar with my classroom library.  Independent reading, readers workshop, readers workshop printables, readers workshop forms, classroom library, third grade reading, fourth grade reading, fifth grade reading