Reading for pleasure and making time to read are good habits, but they can also be a difficult to accomplish. Being good at reading is like being good at soccer; it takes commitment and practice.
My mission is to give all students an equal chance to become confident and enthusiastic readers. However, some students are reluctant. Some may never have enjoyed the habit and others may have become disengaged from reading because they lost interest in the content.
In Library, Students are learning the Goldilocks Rule for choosing a good book—not too hard, not too easy, but just right for them. For the reluctant reader, the text may be slightly below their independent reading level, combining practice with pleasure reading. Some chosen stories may not look like traditional books, including graphic novels and popular non-fiction titles. Finding the right book makes a world of difference.
The annual EFS Book Fair is an excellent way to encourage a renewed interest in reading and for parents to model the reading habit. Please come and shop next week, beginning on Wednesday, we would love to see you and help you pick out some books that are just right!