Tips on getting kids to practice reading a little each night.
Reading should be a fun activity for children, but sometimes kids need a boost to get them to practice a little each night. Twenty minutes should be set aside every night just for reading, and with everything else kids can chose from to keep them occupied (video games, TV
This March there are several different programs going on to encourage kids to keep READING, READING, READING! One of the events that I blogged about last year, to get kids motivated about reading is Read Across America (RAA).
This year the event that I am using to get my students excited about reading, in addition to RAA is the Iditarod. The Iditarod is an annual sled dog race in the Alaskan Interior and western coast, known as "The Last Great Race".
You may be asking yourself, "How does this tie in with reading?" Great question! Like the Iditarod mushers, your kids will be logging reading minutes and hours just like the mushers that are logging minutes and hours on the Alaskan trail. There is a great website dedicated to using the Iditarod as a motivator to get kids reading. They have cleverly named their event the Idita-READ.
Here are some things you may need to help you with your reading journey: