Do you sometimes feel like your students just don't get excited about reading? You're not alone. But luckily, there are a few things you can do to get them hooked on reading. Here are five ways to get your students excited about reading:
1. Make it a competition: See who can read the most books in a month or even a week. The one with the most wins a prize.
2. Turn it into an adventure: Create a mystery escape room game where students have to use their reading skills to solve puzzles and find clues. If you don't have time to make one, some ready-made reading mystery activities are available via the links below:
- Junior Reading Mysteries
- Once Upon a Crime Reading Mysteries
- Private Eye CSI Literacy Mysteries
- NEW: Digital Reading Escape Room Games (Knight's Tail, Teacher Toads)
3. Have them read to you: Make it a special bonding moment by having your students take turns reading to you from their favorite books.
4. Connect literature with their lives: When teaching a new book, try finding connections between the story and your student's own lives . This can help make the material more relatable and interesting for them.
5. Make it fun: Play games like charades or Pictionary using vocabulary from the books being read.
We hope you've found these ideas helpful and that you will be able to apply them in your classroom. Reading doesn't have to be a chore – it can be exciting, engaging, and fun! If you have other ideas for making reading more enjoyable for students, please share them in the comments below. And don't forget to check out some of our favorite reading activities below. Happy reading!
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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