Positively Excited About Learning


Volume 1, Issue 1, September 14, 2014

Learning Design Spotlight

Middle-schoolers can often be reluctant readers, especially in the digital age where there are so many competing entertainment options. Designing learning experiences that promote reading and help students find an area of interest is critical to developing life-long readers. During the first few weeks of school it was clear that Lamar ELA teachers took this challenge to heart by providing opportunities for students to experience, explore, and connect with books. Kids participated in book "speed dating" or book interviews that allowed them the chance to consider a variety of different books in a short time, perhaps discovering at least one of interest. Kids also were able to experience GoodReads and begin connecting in a community of readers where student voice matters. Combined with opportunities to explore in the library before school and during class and plenty of chances for choice, our kids have started the year on a great path to reading joy!

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