Posts tagged independent reading
My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day

My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day | On Read Across America Day, move the focus from Dr. Seuss Week to its intended purpose – encouraging students to celebrate reading. Rather than focusing on one author, it’s the perfect time to create a reading day for exploring diverse children’s literature from multiple writers. Here’s how I celebrated Read Across America in my upper elementary classroom in the simplest, but most effective way. | everythingjustso.org

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5 Important Reasons to Ditch Timers and Parent Signatures

Five Important Reasons to Ditch Timers | For years, students have been asked to sit beside timers, complete reading logs, and ask for parent signatures while reading independently at home. If you're still using timers and parent signature lines, I would encourage you to ask yourself why. I ditched reading timers and parent signature lines from my weekly reading log years ago and never looked back. Here are five crucial reasons to stop using both for your students' nightly reading. | everythingjustso.org

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