Empower Your Students to Grow Their Love of Reading
By: Sarah Cooke | September 10, 2018 |
As educators, we know you want to guide your students in the right direction, encouraging them to read and explore new books. The most effective way to do that is to empower them to seek out new books and expand their horizons as readers on their own. Simply handing them titles to read, as you know, will be less impactful in the long run. So how exactly to you encourage that kind of empowerment? We have a few suggestions.
You got the “back to school blues?" No need for that! Focus your sights on revving up reading enthusiasm by designing a year-long book bash! Can’t think a year ahead? Then think about one month at a time…What can you do to get kids excited about books, reading, sharing, talking, and writing? It can be large or small, but the point is to start and keep the momentum rolling.
The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for a lot of students, but it can also be a time of uncertainty, as they may be a little unsure of what it will feel like to be another grade older. They’re starting to learn more about themselves and may be trying to figure out who they really are as unique individuals, independent from their parents and families.
Storytime is a common practice in many libraries. A lot of us fondly recall librarians, teachers, and parents captivating us by reading from our favorite books. But what is it about storytellingthat makes it so powerful? Why does listening to an adult share a story enthrall so many students, and how exactly does it benefit them?
JLG Winners' Spotlight - Is This the Year of the Poet?
By: Sarah Cooke | June 14, 2018 |
We want to shine a spotlight on The Poet X and A Different Pond, both by poets whose previous work has been written and performed for adults. It’s exciting to see these talented writers venturing into the realm of young people's literature.