I'm here today though for the last of 5 posts about the Readicide book. It's been a great read - challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes hard, but always good!
- I push my students by giving them reading material that is slightly too hard for them
- I get my students to read after every break. It centres them and gets them ready for the next part of their learning.
- I stop "teaching" a book when I can see students getting frustrated.
- Sometimes I even just let kids read for fun (gasp - shhh, don't tell my principal?!)
- I read to my kids.
- I also read in front of them - as in I read my novel when they are reading their own choice books some times.
- Multi-choice questions are rare in my teaching. This is more of a New Zealand thing, not just a me thing though - so I can't take all the credit for it :P
- I let my students choose their own response questions. I use Bloom's taxonomy to promote thinking in my students.
Do you do any of these above things? What could you do this upcoming year to make sure readicide doesn't creep into your classroom?
Check out what Norah thinks!