Reflection: Student Ownership Sparking Curiousity: Selecting Outside Reading Books at the Library - Section 4: Time to Read


The beauty of silence! Of kids reading in silence! Don't get me wrong, I love an active classroom, but it is so refreshing to sit among a group of kids, who are quiet, not because they are being tested, but because they are enriching themselves through reading. I always sit down and read with them for these 20 minutes, no matter how much work I have to do. At times, it seems like a sacrifice-- a quiet 20 minutes in the day where I could enter grades or plan is so tempting-- but I think it's really important for them to see adults reading for pleasure. And in this case, it is also a community builder. They totally settled in when they saw me sit down and open my book. 

  Silent Reading
  Student Ownership: Silent Reading
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Sparking Curiousity: Selecting Outside Reading Books at the Library

Unit 1: Great Expectations Ch. 1-6: Foundation
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT read and comprehend age-appropriate literature with proficiency by selecting a book of their choice for an outside reading project.

Big Idea: Some kids don't know that they like reading; letting students pick their own book can help them appreciate reading.

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English / Language Arts, 9th, outside read
  60 minutes
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