Cultivating Independent Reading

  • Multiple Dates
  • Multiple locations
  • 6 CPE Credits
  • $100

As an RLA teacher, you understand the importance of developing a love of reading in your students. This course is designed to help you do just that!

Throughout this course, you will learn strategies for building a community of readers in your classroom. You will explore ways to help students connect with books on a personal level and how to inspire a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. You will delve into the latest research on literacy development and learn how to foster a love for reading. You will also discover techniques for selecting books that will engage your students, keep them excited about reading, and increase their performance on SCRs.

This course will address the following:

  • Creating a classroom library with various genres, topics, and reading levels to appeal to all students.
  • Providing time for independent reading and choice reading so students can explore their interests and discover new authors and titles.
  • Incorporating read-aloud into daily instruction to expose students to new books and foster a love of reading.
  • Encouraging book talks and clubs to promote discussion and critical thinking about literature.
  • Creating a positive reading culture in the classroom by modeling reading behaviors, sharing personal reading experiences, and promoting reading as a lifelong habit.
  • Providing access to bookmarks, reading logs, and book recommendation lists to help students track their reading progress and discover new books.
  • Building writing capacity and connecting independent reading to SCR performance.

Whether you are a new secondary RLA teacher just starting or an experienced educator looking to refresh your approach, “Building Book Love” is the perfect course for you!