Students begin with reading short paragraphs and stories. We offer tips to motivate them for whole books.
When students begin reading, it’s often a time of excitement and high motivation. But when it’s time to start reading entire books, students can feel intimidated and motivation quickly wanes. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you prepare your students for “Harry Potter” or “War and Peace” that will keep momentum going.
One of the most valuable starting points when introducing students to longer pieces of reading is to remind them of what they already know:
4 Easy Ways to Prepare Students for Reading Entire Books
#1 Book Boxes
#2 Book Detectives
What does the cover tell us?
Hints from chapter headings
A picture (or diagram) is worth a thousand words
#3 Watch the Movie
#4 Go on a Field Trip
Getting students ready to read longer reading sections is crucial, especially when they will be tackling an entire book.