Sure, we can teach them to read, but how do we get them to LOVE it?

Are the students in your life bibliophibians or bibliophobians? Do they read because they have to or because they love to? February’s “Voices of Michigan Education” tackles all things reading related–from helpful new resources for struggling readers (remember The Electric Company? They’re all new, and they’re on our show) to what to do to keep older readers engaged and interested in trying new genres to an old-fashioned bookmobile that has today’s students pumped.

But I want to know from you–what do you do to help foster a real love of reading? How do we make kids lifelong readers? Share your tips and tricks–and listen to us talk about them on WJR NewsTalk 760 on February 9th at 7 p.m. We can all learn something along the way!

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2 Responses

  1. Get rid of basal readers. Allow for student choice. Use the Readers’ Workshop model.

  2. Excellent point, Stacey–that’s one of the ideas we’ll tackle on the show. Several of the teachers we’ll hear from advocate letting the students choose books that interest them, and having a wide variety so that the students will find something they like…but some say that if we do away with basals entirely, students will lose the systematic approach necessary to build reading skills. What do you think?

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