Self-Selected Reading in Our Classrooms

Self-selected reading is often seen as the easiest literacy block.  However, to develop a student's love of reading requires careful resource curation and an awareness of their interests and preferences.  Below is a checklist I use with teachers in working through the self-selected reading block in their classroom. The two main guiding rules are: It

Self-Selected Reading: Books for Every Reader

The AGOSCI Conference continued today.  My first presentation for the day was with the fabulous Sally Clendon on the topic of Self-Selected Reading.  As promised, the handout for the presentation is shared here. Display content from SlideShare Click here to display content from SlideShare. Learn more in SlideShare’s privacy policy. Always display content from SlideShare

Picture Books for Older Readers

I often get asked for suggestions of picture books for older readers.  Books, written at a simple level, that have content to appeal to teenagers or adults. Tar Heel Reader is the best source I've found for books like this - but there are also many commercially available books that meet this need. The fabulous

Self-selected Reading for Early Readers of All Ages

Today's post is brought to you by the two guiding rules of self-selected reading. It isn't self-selected if you don't choose it yourself. You can't get better at it if it's too hard. One of the literacy activities that we want students to engage in is self-selected reading. Self-selected reading has many purposes: it gives