I love watching students going through the process of finding a good book to read.The majority of students in this class are reading at or above the expected reading levels for this age range. The handful of students reading slightly below grade level are all bilingual and are just as keen to get lost in a good read, thus ensuring progress this year.
So what is it that students do to find a book that they can enjoy and learn from? Look at the title? Look at the front and back covers? Read the blurb? Read from the beginning,middle and yes – the end? Do they consult Destiny Quest? And I ask myself, does giving students time to read, in their busy day, allow them to become stronger readers? The answer seems obvious, doesn’t it?