Use this month to help get students excited about reading. Try doing some read alouds and reader’s theater. Choose a number of your favorite books for students and read a chapter from one or two, give a synopsis of a few and read the jackets of others.
During the month ask each student to share their favorite book. Have them read the jacket or back-cover copy, or a sample chapter.
Have each student pick a book to read during October. For younger children choose a series of books you will read together.
For struggling readers suggest they choose magazine or newspaper articles to read.
This month is a time to help students understand how enjoyable reading can be. Encourage them to explore different type of literature.
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