#1 Don’t judge a reader• Without judging anyform of reading assuperior- enablestudents to find thematerials that workbest for them.• Read anything: cerealboxes, magazines, posters, video gameinstructions, graphicnovels.Boudon, Rob. “Nintendo Entertainment System Action Set.”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robboudon/541896482/Liebig, Jason. “Sugar Crisp cereal box flat- Lil Abner Pop Out Picture-Front-1957.”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/2428825096/Jones, Gwyneth. “Book Pass Lesson- Graphic Novels 2.”http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/7965710928/
#2 Offer a range of materials• A key reason thatchildren ages 9-17don’t read more booksfor fun is that theyhave trouble findingbooks they like.• Visit school librarywebsites, public libraryblogs & other socialmedia sites for titlessuggestions.
#3 Provide time for dialogue• Dialogue is a window into another person’sreading experience and is an effective way toget people excited about reading.• Helps build a literacy bond.
#4 Build stamina• Allow students to reread books to buildcomprehension.• “Quick reads” give students a successfulreading experience.• Read different texts on one subject to helpstudents learn how people talk about thesame ideas in different ways.
#5 Teach students to curate their ownreading lives• Empower students tochoose what they readand to see themselvesas readers.• Read different genres.• Keep book lists onbookmarks or online.
Works CitedAllyn, Pam. “Taming the Wild Text.” Educational LeadershipMarch 2012. Web. 23 April 2013.http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar12/vol69/num06/Taming-the-Wild-Text.aspx"TLT: Teen Librarians Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (andLibrarians) Working with Reluctant Readers." TLT: TeenLibrarians Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and Librarians)Working with Reluctant Readers. N.p., 17 Apr. 2013.Web. 24 Apr. 2013.<http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2013/04/10-tips-for-parents-and-librarians.html>
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