10 Ways to Encourage Your Middle-Schooler to Read
This site includes 10 Ways to Encourage Your Middle Schooler to Read. The site is geared mostly toward parents, but is applicable to educational settings as well. The information is wrirtten by Louise Baigelman is the executive director of Story Shares, which distributes high-quality stories for teen and adult beginning readers.
Reading Rules!: Motivating Teens to Read
Reading Rules!: Motivating Teens to Read is a book written for educators and librarians to gain strategies and advice on how to motivate 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to read more. Authors Elizabeth Knowles and Martha Smith used their more than 50 years combined experience in the education field to create this resource filled with ideas including book talks, reading logs, literature circles and workshops.
17 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Turning the Pages
Scholstic Inc. published this guide for parents stating, " Amidst the flurry of friends, homework, and hormones, your pre-teen may not feel like reading. Keep her interested and on track with these tips." Check the article 17 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Turning the Pages to find out more.
It's All About the Book: Motivating Teens to Read
Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher's journal article, "It's All About the Book: Motivating Teens to Read" offers insight on specific reading strategies for engaging teens in reading as well as the importance of book choice. They highlight independent reading, book club reading and read alouds/think alouds as some of the recommended strategies. Additionally, they focus on procedures to keep students engaged and interested throughout their reading.
Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students
Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help. This source is written by author, coach and consultant from Oakland, California, Elena Aguilar.
TOP 10 WAYS TO GET A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT TO WANT TO READ
This blog is titled TOP 10 WAYS TO GET A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT TO WANT TO READ by Merideth Daniels, a veteran 6th grade Enlish teacher from Naples, FL.
Getting Kids Into the Reading Game
Read the article, "Getting Kids Into the Reading Game" by Jeff Willhelm to discover researched based strategies for increasing engagement with YA readers. Willhelm's main findings included student driven, inquiry based learning; giving young readers a relevant purpose for their reading; and giving yougn readers the necessary assistance for success when encountering new and challenging texts.
Donalyn Miller: The Book Whisperer
Meet Donalyn Miller, a former 4th, 5th and 6th grade teacher from Texas who found the secret to enagaing her students in reading, and then, lucky for us, gave away all of her secrets in her book, The Book WThisperer: Awakening the Reader in Every Child. and then continued to share strategies, expertise and resources in her second book, Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Ms. Miller's website, especially her blog, and her books are deemed by many educators and media specialists as the best resources for increasing engagement with young readers.