January 2014 Volume 1, Issue 5
Happy 2014 in the Library
Looking for inspiration? Check out the titles for International Creativity Month.
Want to research social justice? Browse the books for National S;avery & Human Trafficking Month or National Poverty in America Awareness Month.
Looking for something "different"? Check out the weird & wonderful Science Fiction display.
Please plan to bring your class to the library once or twice a month to find new books to read for pleasure and to research class topics.
- Students who read widely and frequently are higher achievers than students who read rarely and narrowly. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries Work!)
- Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries Work!)
- Research has found a relation between the amount of time that children read for fun on their own and reading achievement. (Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts)
Ways to Encourage Teens to Read!
Set an example. Let teens see you reading for pleasure.
Give teens an opportunity to choose their own books. Our school library is adding new books this semester. Check back frequently to see what’s NEW!
Build on teen's interests. Students are encouraged to suggest topics & book titles to add to the school library.
View pleasure reading as a value in itself. Almost anything teens read—sports magazines & comics—help build reading skills.
Make reading aloud a natural part of school life. Share an article you clipped from the paper, a poem, a letter, or a random page from an encyclopedia—without turning it into a lesson.