Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Why Read 20 Minutes at Home?
What's the best way for students to get better at reading? How do students become readers? While direct reading instruction is valuable, the research says that the best way for students to get better at reading (and really to improve in school all around)....is to read!
Whether your student is reading fiction or non-fiction, a novel or a magazine, an ebook or an online article, what's most important is that they are reading! This week, I've added "Read 20 minutes at home" to the task list. This 20 minutes is not a strict assignment, but rather a goal to aspire to. In class, we spend a lot of time trying to find high and engaging material to read. My hope is that students will be so absorbed in what they are reading, they will want to do it at home!