The Reading Strategies Book: Goal 2 ENGAGEMENT!

Happy Wednesday all!  Today’s topic is ENGAGEMENT…and it’s an important one at that!  Join Tina over at Crofts’ Classroom for today’s post.  This is one of those posts that’s just full of ideas…not only from Tina herself.  Check out that Comment Section!  Great ideas abound!

My favorite from Goal 2 is Buzz Books.  How do you create a “buzz” in your classroom surrounding books with your kids?  In my class, we have a “Buzz Books” bin that students can add to.  We check it out from time to time!

Another strategy I’m using in my classroom helps to keep some of my wanderers in one place so that they can stay focused and build reading stamina.  I call it “Reading Spots.”  When my students find a place to read, the put a “Reading Spot” on the floor and sit down/lay down to read.  My “Reading Spots” are actually brightly colored round placemats from IKEA.  (The best $6.00 I’ve spent in a long time!)

Tina’s post not only shares her faves from Goal 2, but she also asks great questions to stimulate the conversation.

So what are you waiting for?  Stop on by to join i the conversation!


The Reading Strategies Book Book Study Getting Started

Yeah!  The Reading Strategies Book Study has begun!  Join Tina over at Croft’s Classroom to jump right into the study.  Don’t forget to share these posts with others who are also diving into this important work…after all, sharing is caring!