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I can't wait. I probably won't have the time to do a #bookaday.
But I will read. I will read more than I'm reading now.
My reading life has slowed because my time is occupied with my three year olds, house work, and school work. Soon the daily school work will be put on hold. I'll still read a professional book or two. I'll still dig into the Common Core. I'll still be learning for school. But I'm looking forward to reading more books. For me.
I'm ready to go read. I have a plan. I have a stack of books. I have a promise to myself to read every day.
But what about my students?
You see, I work with developing readers where reading isn't natural or easy or a pleasurable experience yet. We are constantly on the search for the book that will hook them to want to read, or to choose to read because they want to, or to read instead of that fake reading they try to perfect.
I know all too well about that summer slide and I try to explain it to my students and share the benefits of reading all summer long.
I'm thinking about the conversations I want to have with my students before school is out. I want to talk about my plans for reading --
- my goals (total number of books)
- my summer stack (floor to ceiling!)
- my #bookgap (reading those books that I normally would want to read)
- my reading places and spaces (the porch, the hammock, the beach, the pool)
|(Another reason to love Pinterest: |
I have a board full summer reading ideas!)
How do you encourage more reading? Please share your ideas or suggestions for reading this summer.