These tips are provided as suggestions on improving the literacy rates of youth within your classroom. These tips are listed from real-world and research-based information. All in all, whatever your approach is, your essential goal should be addressing the individual child’s needs. If you would like to speak further about potential collaboration, please contact us.
Determine their reading level
You can determine their reading level by
- Running Records
- Progress Monitoring
- Unit Exams
It is important to organize how you will provide summative and formative approaches to learn about your child’s reading level.
Local Libraries or Librarians
Librarians have a wealth of book knowledge. They can assist you in many ways, all that you have to do is just ask. Work closely with them so you can have a rich library of books for your classroom and for your child.
Find Books Your Students Will Love
No matter the age of your students, they need to know what types of books they like to read. If they gravitate towards the same genre for months and months, then try to find books with similar topics, the nonfiction or fiction framework. However, it will need to be a “partnership” where your students will need to select books as well.
Teach Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Strategies can be applied to any different type of book and even to different subjects. If you don’t know where to start, start off by teaching them different questioning strategies.
Technology is a great tool for collaboration, expansion of ideas, communication, and so much more. However, the use of technology should not be the end goal. Technology when it comes to literacy should be used to reinforce, enhance, define, and communicate ideas. Of course, utilizing technology the way that you see fit is in because you know the students in your classroom the best.