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Excite Students with Summer Reading

october 25, 2010

Excite Students with Summer Reading

Use the last days of school before summer to whet the appetite of your readers.

1. Brainstorm with your class a list of all the books you have read aloud this year. Then do a little Internet searching to identify other titles by the same authors.
2. Besides searching for “other books” written by a particular author, maybe you’d like to pique their interest to some new authors, too. If you can, make time to read a couple chapters from these recommended books that would introduce students to characters and gist.
3. Or read aloud a short synopsis and a pique-interest passage from the middle of the text to grab the attention of your students. (Be conscience of texts that would entice both your male and female readers.)

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