In Simple Ideas to Promote Reading No Matter What You Teach from @DavidGeurin Blog , David Geurin asks,
What other ways do you promote reading to your students?
I like to leave interesting books out around my desk. Students get curious and are attracted by the cover or the title and will tend to look at them if I don’t say anything. Then they will ask questions and maybe be motivated to read it.
I do the same thing with magazines about a topic that may interest some of my stubborn readers.
Sometimes I ask students for suggestions of books to read. I might write all the titles on an index card and when I’m ready to read something new, I will have a student pick a card out of the hat to choose what I will read next. Students are excited when I read a book that they recommend.
Sometimes students have to read a novel for another class and I like to read along with them. They like this so if they have questions or don’t understand something, they can ask me and not feel awkward in their other class.
I also like to read books aloud to my class. No matter what age, they seem to enjoy it. I have read aloud to elementary, middle, and high school classes. I love to hear them groan when I stop at an exciting point and they can’t wait to come back to hear more!
So now I will ask my readers, what do you do to promote reading? Please share.