Krystina Kelley & Jenny McCrackenBelle Valley School District,Belleville, IL
• Motivates kids to read• Increases comprehension• Improves listening skills• Demonstrates fluency• Builds vocabulary• Provides a spring board for discussion in a safe atmosphere• Breaks up the monotony• Builds lifetime readers• FUN!
• Fast-paced• Cant be too long• Lots of action• Not too much dialog (unless you are really good at doing voices!)• High interest topics• Challenging material
• Cunningham, Pat (2005). Struggling Readers: If they dont read much, how they ever gonna get good?. The Reading Teacher. 59, 88-90.• Layne, Steven (2009). Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers. Portland: Stenhouse.