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Encouraging readers in your classroom
How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can we inspire them to open a book when they get home?
The 100 Word Challenge
‘The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.’ Ursula K. Le Guin
Tips for encouraging students to READ MORE
So how do we help students to read (and write) more and ‘improve their literary diet’? Not many of the following ideas are new, but they will act as a reminder of what you can do. We can:
Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9. The Challenge (May - August) is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning.
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Adolescents Grades 6-12
This paper explains the research and its application to instruction and response to intervention for adolescents considering: disciplinary literacy, word recognition and word study, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension and assistive technology.
Reading Next: a vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
This document discusses the 15 key elements of effective adolescent literacy. Writing about text improves students' reading comprehension and content learning. The following practice guides provide instructional recommendations that improve students' writing skills and processes, including writing practices that enhance reading.
Writing to read. Evidence for how writing can improve reading
This meta-analysis reviews research to highlight writing practices shown to improve students' reading skills and comprehension.
How to teach reading
This self-paced coaching module provides Queensland-registered teachers and pre-service teachers with research-validated information and advice to build teacher knowledge, skills and understanding of how to teach reading from Prep to Year 10 and in all learning areas. It includes six episodes titled: Understanding reading; ...