Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
Are you struggling to get your students excited about reading?
Today, I am going to be sharing some of my very favorite ways to make reading lessons more engaging for your students.
Deciding what to talk about on the podcast has been a little tricky lately because school just looks so different for everyone! Some of you are teaching in your classrooms, some of you are teaching virtually, and some are combining the two.
So today we’re talking about four of my favorite ways to make reading lessons engaging for students, that will work whether you’re teaching virtually or in-person.
Episode 78 Takeaways:
- Book clubs make reading more exciting than worksheets or stories from a textbook.
- As a reading teacher, the most important thing you can do for your students is to help them learn to love reading.
- Centers are a fun way to practice reading skills.
- Whatever grade level you teach, students need to hear books read aloud to them.
- Introduce your students to lots of different genres, authors, and series.
- Offer choice as much as possible.
Having teachers who loved reading truly shaped who I am as an adult and how much I love reading now. That’s the effect that you are having on your students. You’re shaping future readers.
I don’t want reading to be a chore. I want it to be something that you and your students actually look forward to! I hope that the tips in this episode and the resources I shared can help you to achieve that.