When children choose their own books it allows teachers to see what their students are into then, teachers can alter their lessons and activities to connect with the particular genres their students are interested in teachers can also examine why students are choosing the books they are. School lit: should students pick their own aug 31, 2009 letting students choose their own books, they say, can help to build a lifelong love of reading write in and let us know your opinion and as food for thought, here's an excerpt from a comment on the article. Do you want your students to read more then let them choose what they want to read research has shown that letting children choose their own books could in fact make them better readers when you think back to your own classroom experience, being assigned one book to read as a class was often a dreadful experience. Students reading longer chapter books can read these the preceding week either as homework or during their reading time for young children who cannot read the literature independently, teachers can read the literature to the children and then place the literature with a tape in the listening center.
At one school where i was principal, teachers had their students reading two books at the same time one book was teacher assigned and used for group instruction the other was self-chosen. Lorrie mcneill gives her middle school students a wide choice of reading in jonesboro, letting students choose their own books, they say, can help to build a lifelong love of reading.
For the past three years, dr ivey has been involved with a project at a virginia school in which 300 grade 8 english students were allowed full choice over their reading with few strings or work. Letting students choose books could make them better readers have argued that means letting students - particularly in middle school and especially boys - freely choose what pages they want to. How to motivate students by letting them choose books by: trust your students to take control of their own reading allow them to make their own choices and they will explore more genres do you let your students choose their own books to read why or why not please share with us in the comment section below, we would love to hear.
So, as you can see in this chart, students who read frequently were three times more likely than those who read infrequently to say that they had time to read a book of their choice during school. Choices for children - alfie kohn alfie kohn alfie kohn alfie kohn navigation home books articles blog why and how to let students decide by alfie kohn sometimes elementary school students are asked to put their heads down when they raise their hands to register a preference this strikes me as an apt metaphor for the whole. Letting students choose their own books, they say, can help to build a lifelong love of reading write in and let us know your opinion and as food for thought, here's an excerpt from a comment on the article.
A recent survey released by scholastic corp, suggests that students who have time to read books of their own choosing during school are more apt to read for pleasure. See if the school will let you use some of your textbook or workbook money to buy sets (get several teachers to go together and share sets) eleven key ingredients for literature circles students choose what book they want to read groups meet on a regular, predictable schedule to discuss their reading students use notes to guide. Teachers or students: who decides what we should read several schools and districts across the country allow students in a variety of grade levels from elementary to high school to make up their own book lists for literature class the students select a book and read it it is not about surrendering complete control over the.
Help students see the wider, historical and political context of the importance of reading to enhance their appreciation learn about specific needs for specific populations those responsible for teaching literacy also need professional development in how to serve specific vulnerable populations.
The importance and use of student self-selected literature to reading engagement in an elementary reading curriculum (2003) the importance and use of student self-selected literature to reading engagement in an elementary reading curriculumreading educators must focus their attention not only on how students read, but also why. Choices for children why and how to let students decide by alfie kohn the essence of the demand for freedom is the need of conditions which will enable an individual to make his own special contribution to a group interest, and to partake of its activities in such ways that social guidance shall be a matter of his own mental attitude, and not a mere authoritative dictation of his acts. Every morning and after school breaks, students swarm me to share how their love of reading seeps over into their personal lives as teachers and parents, we know that people who read when no one requires it are truly readers.
Why kids should choose their own books to read in school unfortunately, many schools no longer let students choose any of the materials that they read teachers had their students reading. Letting students choose their school literature will not grow their love for reading pages 3 words 805 staff pick view full essay - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla wow most helpful essay resource ever.