Reflection: Trust and Respect Motivate Your Students to Read, Read, Read! - Section 1: Why this Activity?


Nothing makes a kindergarten student happier than to have one-on-one time with their teacher!  Now, teacher time is valuable, so it may be rare that our students get that time with us, face-to-face.  It is hard to manage to get a few extra minutes, but if it is possible (even at snack-time or at folder reading time or morning work time), it is completely worth it.

We want our students to enjoy reading.  We also want our students to find joy with us; we want to build a meaningful, trusting relationship with them!  When we allow our students to have face-time with us where we actually listen to just them, they try their very best to impress us (with their reading skills)!  Students also realize how much we care about them; when we take the time to spend with just them!

In the end, it is really wonderful to spend face-time with as many students as possible each day.  This exercise is a perfect way to handle this lofty task, and it can be enjoyed by students and teachers alike!

  Why is this worth it for me, as the teacher?
  Trust and Respect: Why is this worth it for me, as the teacher?
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Motivate Your Students to Read, Read, Read!

Unit 11: Ms. Smith's Personal Strategies and Tips
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT practice reading emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Big Idea: Ask them to come read to you, and they'll approach you in droves!

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