A Series of Reading Delights
Idea by Marcella, a 2nd Grade Teacher, from Richmond, CA.
Each spring, I choose a popular book series to introduce to my children. In the past, I have chosen books from The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Children of the Red King series and The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives series. I read aloud two or three books from the chosen series and tell my students that if they want to find out what happens next they can borrow the books from the library (or purchase the books from the bookstore) and read the next installment(s) over the summer. This has gotten many students hooked on reading a particular series. In addition, students often return to visit me in September for a “chat and chew” about the stories they enjoyed.
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