I found many reluctant readers were not motivated when books are organized by reading levels. These are usually the students who are not motivated by moving their star on the A.R. chart or any other reading incentive program. These systems was full of arbitrary numbers to them.
Books about topics that they were interested in seemed to be the key to motivating this type of student. I had more success when I organize by books by a wide range of topics. I used topics like castles, space, desert, time periods, Superheroes, animals - specific types.
If you are required to organize books by level, you can set up a few "featured book areas" like the one in the picture below.
free copy of it.
Want to get your students excited about their reading assignments? Use fun school supplies like smelly markers. Suddenly, the assignment isn't work anymore!
You can download the Shark Reading passage plus other free activities on the link below:
Ocean: Shark themed freebie
This Literacy Life for some fun ideas.
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