The Teacher’s Hot Read

Mar 19, 2012 by

In a recent post I encouraged you to share your reading lives with your students.  Here is another idea to model being readers ourselves and also to spark our students’ interests in reading.  I read about this idea in Steven Layne’s book Igniting a Passion for Reading.  Here is how it works: Get a book stand (you can also use plate or picture stands available at craft stores or an IKEA napkin holder like the one pictured below). Create an attention-getting sign that says “Mr. or Mrs. ________’s Hot Read” On the stand, place a book that you are currently reading.  This book should be one that is appropriate for the grade level you teach, but should NOT be the book you are reading aloud to your students. Steven Layne encourages teachers to read...

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