The winter break is a great time to encourage extra reading at home! Reading Leads to a Life-Time of Adventure...It is so important that we communicate to our children that reading is something that we value as a life activity! If we want our students to read more, we must provide them with classrooms, libraries and homes where reading is the norm. If reading isn’t held in high regard, they won’t. For some students struggling to finish books or commit to reading, setting small goals helps them achieve success quickly and rack up positive reading experiences. By recommending high interest short story collections, your child will have the satisfaction of completing a story in less time, while still building stamina. Offer short books which require less of a time investment from developing readers, while still introducing them to prolific authors. When your child begins to select longer books, check in often with them to determine their progress and offer positive reinforcement for completing chapters or meeting page goals!
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