We’re about to celebrate the National Family Literacy month in November – are you ready? This is a perfect opportunity to boost your classroom’s reading levels and find new ways to get your students’ families excited about reading together. Here are four tested ideas that can help you improve student literacy and turn classroom parents into your allies in developing students’ good reading habits.
Understand the motivations of your readers
Carla is a reading specialist from Virginia who’s been teaching for over 25 years – and her experience shows! Comprehension Connection is a creative resource “where readers connect and travel to new learning places”. Carla believes in the importance of understanding the motivations of your readers.
“To know how to motivate, you have to know the type of reader you have and their interests.” – Carla, Comprehension Connection