Welcome to Room 306's page for Reading UPDates
The best thing you can be doing to become a better reader is to read. I encourage students to read at least 20 minutes 5 times a week. But more is better! Some ideas about how you can fit more reading time in your day: Allow kids to read books while they eat their breakfast, or their lunch. Bring books along when you are driving in the car. Turn off the TV, put away the electronic devices, and have a quiet night of reading. When kids are winding down for bedtime, have kids read in their beds.
- One of my favorite places to go is the Multnomah County Library. It is free to have a library card, and you can check out as many books as you feel like you can be responsible with. Once you have a library card it's easy to put books on hold from the library website. Check it out: http://multcolib.org
- Another great website to visit for developing vocabulary, especially for kids who are learning English, is PBS kids: http://pbskids.org They have videos you can watch from The Electric Company that have lots of visuals to help kids learn words they don't know.
- Another website you might visit for ideas is Reading is Fundamental: http://www.rif.org They are a nonprofit organization that is strives to improve literacy. They have booklists, activities and links to more resources.
- Another idea is to invest in cool books when you are giving special gifts.