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We are very excited to start this new school year! We have many fun things planned for this year and look forward to growing our love for reading! We wanted to let you know some of our library policies, so you know what is going on with your awesome kids! Visiting the library: Each K-6 class visits the library once a week. They will have a short lesson and then check out a book. We keep our theme top secret until the big reveal! Selecting “Just Right” Books for Independent Reading - The National Institute for Professional Practice.

Home › About-Us › A Practical Guide to Selecting “Just Right” Books for Independent Reading Students choose books for independent reading for many different reasons: “I just saw the movie,” “I like the pictures,” “My friend just finished it.”

Selecting “Just Right” Books for Independent Reading - The National Institute for Professional Practice

Students usually choose books that appeal to them visually. The front covers are designed to capture their interest and emotions. However, many students do not choose a book that they can actually read independently and with success (Parks, 2004). A carefully designed program that includes teaching how to choose a book, monitoring the process, and evaluating can impact reading achievement (Routman, 2003).

If the book is too difficult, it will lead to frustration; too little of a challenge will lead to boredom (Routman, 2003). The Daily Five: fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades. Matching Books. Reading Instruction Today: Matching Books and Readers "When a child chooses a book, she or he takes responsibility for learning.

Matching Books

Children usually select a book because they are interested in the topic. Westerville Public Library. Learning to Read Reading to Learn Full Report PDF. What makes a good book for young kids. At a glance The best way to choose a good book is through your child.

What makes a good book for young kids

Good books teach kids things subtly while still telling a great story. Good books are authentic, credible and captivating. Top 10 Children's Books for Starting Out on Chapter Books! Picture books should be read from birth to adulthood, and nowadays publishers cater for this with a plethora of picture book choices for all ages and stages.

Top 10 Children's Books for Starting Out on Chapter Books!

However, the enjoyment of a longer children’s book also kicks in early and the ability to sustain both attention and comprehension throughout a short chapter book is an important skill to learn. With this in mind I’ve put together a list of books, which are great ones for taking the leap into short chapter books. Part Two is here and Part Three is here. Many of these titles will appeal to both males and females, but check individual book series for appeal and suitability by clicking on each title. The best books at this stage are ones that are illustrated throughout, and there are a number of titles in my list that have full colour illustrations. School holiday reading for kids of all ages. Encouraging your kids to pick up a few good books during the holidays is a great way to keep their hard-earned reading skills from slipping.

School holiday reading for kids of all ages

Choosing good holiday reading books for your child It may be stating the obvious, but the best books you can buy or borrow for your kids during the holidays are the ones that your child will actually read. Focus on reading. Yammer message. Do We Ever Tell Students What They Have to Read During Read to Self? Like everything we do with children, there is not one hard and fast, black and white rule.

Do We Ever Tell Students What They Have to Read During Read to Self?

Helping students choose books for reading pleasure. Librarians and teachers have an important role in helping students learn how to find a ‘just right’ book.

Helping students choose books for reading pleasure

Books for Early Independent Readers. Or ‘My Child is Reading Chapter Books and I Can’t Find ANYTHING for Them to Read’ At least once a week I receive an email about capable and keen young readers who need books which will stretch them and engage them, readers who are starting to move beyond the very early chapter books like those you might find here.

Books for Early Independent Readers

Sometime within the first three years of schooling, most children start to read somewhat independently and they start looking beyond classroom readers*, and early chapter books, to the great ocean of books in their school or public library. This post is all about the super keen readers, with a voracious appetite for books and I will follow up soon with a post aimed at encouraging more reluctant readers. Selecting Books for Your Child: Finding 'Just Right' Books.

Still think it may not be too difficult?

Selecting Books for Your Child: Finding 'Just Right' Books

Use the five finger rule on two more pages. Read two or three pages and ask yourself these questions: Will it be an easy, fun book to read? Do I understand what I am reading? Do I know almost every word? If most of your answers were "yes", this will be an easy book to read independently by yourself. Will this book be too hard for me? Are there five or more words on a page that I don't know, or am unsure of?

If most of your answers were "yes," this book is too hard. Teaching Tip: Independent Reading Tips. It can be quite difficult for students to choose books that are instructionally appropriate for independent reading. Although the readability of any book largely depends on the interaction with the reader, there are some guidelines that students can be taught to make their own choices. Here are some helpful questions students should ask themselves while identifying material to read independently in class or at home. Independent Reading by Mraz, Maryann Morgan, Denise N. Rasinski, Timothy Padak, Nancy D.

Scaffolding book selection. Marie Clay. Supporting Students As They Read Independently. Our lesson plans are written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices and are aligned to state and national standards. Choose from hundreds of topics and strategies. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Home › Professional Development › Strategy Guides Strategy Guide Research Basis Strategy in Practice Related Resources Independent reading lets students practice strategies that they learned during the other instructional contexts along the gradual release of responsibility. The goals of independent reading are to practice a smoothly operating reading process, to exercise choice, and develop reading interests.

Burkins, J.M., & Croft, M.M. (2010). Kuhn, M., Schwanenflugel, P.J., Morris, R.D., Morrow, L.M., Woo, D.G., Meisinger, E.B., et al. (2006). Manning, M., Lewis, M., & Lewis, M. (2010).