Ep 209: The BEST Tip for Engaging Reluctant Readers - EB Academics

Ep 209: The BEST Tip for Engaging Reluctant Readers

It’s so difficult to get some students actively engaged in silent reading time. They’ll either stare at the bookshelf for what feels like hours or continuously pick a book and immediately return it back to the shelf. If you’re experiencing this in your classroom, then it’s time to give your silent reading time a burst of energy and some new life. In today’s video, I walk you through an amazing Blind Date With a Book Activity that will get even your most reluctant readers excited!

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:35] Caitlin explains that this fun Blind Date with a Book activity will get even your most reluctant readers excited to pick a book.
  • [:45] Caitlin shares a quick teacher hack and option to decide if you will make this a mandatory whole class activity or not.
  • [1:08] She explains what to do to grab your students’ attention so they realize something new is happening.
  • [2:00] Caitlin explains the activity and wrapping of the books.
  • [2:17] She gives examples of clues for books.
    Hunger Games: The ultimate sacrifice, genetically modified monsters, and a couple of defiant teenagers
  • Among the Hidden: population police, a fake I.D., and fighting for freedom
  • Ghost: a boy on the run, sunflower seeds, and a coach’s guidance
  • [2:49] She explains how to use the activity if you don’t want to make it a mandatory class assignment.
  • [4:00] She gives examples of completing a “date review” which is a reflection of the book they read. 
  • [4:41] Caitlin shares another teacher hack that allows students to help each other and you!
  • [6:55 ]She invites you to pick a date to try this activity in your classroom.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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