Yes, yes, you already know that March is National Reading Month, a time when your students “fall in love with reading all over again.” Right... You, meanwhile, are still trying to figure out how to get your students to truly fall in love with reading for the first time.
A few weeks ago we mentioned a 2008 survey that found that 55 percent of the students surveyed agreed that there aren’t enough good books out there that target their age demographic. Of course, this isn’t true; there are plenty of good books for all ages. It is true, though, that our students could benefit from an easier way to find books that suit their interests and reading levels.
Book Wink has heard your students’ cries for help and answered with a website that uses podcasts and 3-minute video book talks to introduce students to books they’ll love. Each video book talk is about a different topic, and additional “read-alikes” can be found on the website.
But there’s more: Book Wink also allows users to browse their book database where they can search for books by grade, subject, author, or title.
Check out one of Book Wink’s video book talks on Sharks:
If you are a reading teacher, you know that you must motivate as well as instruct. To help you accomplish this, we’ve compiled a Best Practices Guide that can help you build a successful reading program in your classroom.
These strategies really work. No fads, no politics; just common sense scholarship for K-6 reading comprehension.
Thanks for the kind words about Bookwink. I hope it helps your students find great books to read!
Of course, Sonja. It's a great site.