Self-Selected Reading

Today's post on The Nerdy Book Blog is a home run in every way. Mindi, a seventh grade teacher, listed five things she learned about giving her students more freedom in book choice.  She wrote: " When you let kids choose what they read, they will take risks."

How true!  I've never been a fan of leveling children into groups, and of telling children they could not read this or that book because it wasn't at their "level."  Even in the first grade, children need to learn to take risks.  Yes, a book may be too difficult, but if the motivation is there, it may be just the book to spur new growth in the child.  I've seen it happen countless times.

Check out the post.  Inspiration awaits!

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  1. Absolutely! There are ways to teach good book fit and ways to teach finding a reach read. Finding a book you love can be just the motivation kids need. My kids reach hard to be able to read Mercy Watson books.

    First in Maine

  2. I agree! Motivation is the key!

  3. Great! I agree too. Thanks for sharing.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First



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