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#TeachChat Archive: Encouraging Readers – September 14, 2011

Photo by Brandi Jordan

Did you miss #TeachChat on Wednesday, September 14th?  That’s okay, we have the transcript for you below!  Learn some great tips and tricks for encouraging readers and get some great book suggestions for those struggling readers.  Remember, scroll to the bottom and read up!

 

ReallyGoodStuff have a great night everyone and thanks again for joining us!!! -Brandi :) #teachchat

 

teacherSchiff

9:57pm via HootSuite

RT @ReallyGoodStuff: do any of you do an interest inventory with your students at the beginning of the year? #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:56pm via HootSuite

the chat in 2 weeks will be about planning for subs and substituting! #teachchat

 

juliadildine

9:56pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat yay :)

 

IamEDUCATED

9:56pm via HootSuite

RT @ReallyGoodStuff: do any of you do an interest inventory with your students at the beginning of the year? #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:55pm via HootSuite

if you won tonight, please email me your address at TeachersLounge (at) ReallyGoodStuff (dot) com #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:55pm via TweetChat

Do you know next chat topic #Teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:54pm via TweetChat

Love these! So much info! :) #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:54pm via HootSuite

if you missed any of tonight’s chat, it will be posted on our blog tomorrow morning #teachchat

 

ShalonCruz

9:54pm via TweetChat

Thanks! #teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:54pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #TeachChat Thank you for having me tonight I enjoyed it. Goodnight all

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:54pm via HootSuite

our next chat is in TWO weeks and we hope you’ll join us #teachchat

 

gin618

9:54pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff thoroughly enjoyable #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:54pm via TweetChat

Love these chats #Teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:53pm via TweetChat

thank you…I really enjoyed this! & I won a gift :) #teachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:53pm via TweetChat

Had a great time chatting tonight. See you all in couple weeks! :0) Good night all! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:53pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Thank you! I got some new ideas. =) #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:53pm via HootSuite

thanks so much for being patient as I moderate this from my phone – thank you thunderstorms! :( :)#teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:52pm via HootSuite

Great ideas tonight everyone! #teachchat

 

ShalonCruz

9:52pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Thanks! #teachchat

 

ShalonCruz

9:52pm via TweetChat

Series of Unfortunate Events is also good #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:52pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 I forgot about Diary of a Whimpy Kid, the kids at my school are bananas for those! #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:51pm via TweetChat

Wimpy Kids #Teachchat

 

teacherSchiff

9:51pm via Twitter for Android

@ReallyGoodStuff clive cussler #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:51pm via TweetChat

Love flat stanley too #TeachChat

 

juliadildine

9:51pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat little kritter :)

 

msheart2

9:51pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff American chillers or Michigan chillers, Warriors, Harry Potter, Diary of a Whimpy kid, Alex Rider, etc. #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:51pm via TweetChat

My 3rd graders loved magic treehouse (which I do too) and the higher reader Harry Potter (and again, I do too!) #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:50pm via HootSuite

@ShalonCruz follow us on Facebook! http://t.co/mZmJFen2 #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:50pm via TweetChat

June jones #Teachchat

 

sjohnson815

9:50pm via Twitter for iPad

The Series of Unfortunate Events #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:50pm via TweetChat

I would say best series…Junie B. ;) #TeachChat

 

ShalonCruz

9:50pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Hank Zipzer!!! #teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:50pm via TweetChat

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Little Critter bks!!! #teachChat

 

gin618

9:50pm via TweetChat

abc mysteries!!! #TeachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:50pm via TweetChat

Young kids, Junie B. Jones (can you tell I’m in first?) #teachchat

 

ShalonCruz

9:50pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff – just signed on how do I find about this ahead of time? #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:49pm via TweetChat

It is a great tool. Just call early for a publishing date. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:49pm via HootSuite

answer 8 wins! #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:49pm via HootSuite

and one last question for the night….what is your favorite SERIES for engaging kids? #teachchat

 

gin618

9:49pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff @gin618 yippee!!! thank you ..my first time here and i love it!! #TeachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:49pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 thanks for sharing, I added that to my “post its” on my computer for later! :) #teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:48pm via HootSuite

RT @ReallyGoodStuff: @gin618 you win!! Congratulations! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:48pm via TweetChat

@ msheart2 thanks, I will def check that out! #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:47pm via HootSuite

@gin618 you win!! Congratulations! #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:47pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod check out Nationwide Publishing http://t.co/qX5KsBY8 they publish student books for free. hard cover #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:46pm via TweetChat

@ginagirl_twits @ReallyGoodStuff help them find the right book #Teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:46pm via TweetChat

Always look for topics that interest you #Teachchat

 

gin618

9:46pm via TweetChat

a celebration chart #TeachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:46pm via TweetChat

Best advice…Read to them!!! A lot!!! #TeachChat

 

nicenluvli

9:46pm via TweetChat

read to them with feeling!! become the characters!! #teachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:46pm via TweetChat

Readers theatre, loud and exciting reading, not just boring monotone textbook type reading #teachchat

 

juliadildine

9:46pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat if your excited then it will help them to be also

 

ginagirl_twits

9:45pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff you be excited #Teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:45pm via TweetChat

I create predictable charts ( I like…) and then have each child create their own page for our class book. #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:45pm via HootSuite

next question: what is your BEST advice for getting students excited about reading? Answer 5 wins! #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:44pm via TweetChat

@ginagirl_twits @ReallyGoodStuff will do thanks #Teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:44pm via TweetChat

storybird.com is an awesome way for older students to practice creative writing and then you can share it with the class! #teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:44pm via TweetChat

just sit on the floor, open a book and read the book to your kiddos..they LOVE this!! #teachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:43pm via TweetChat

I like to have my students create class books. They love reading them over and over! #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:43pm via TweetChat

RT @ReallyGoodStuff: @ginagirl_twits see if your school has Wynn Reader….my son has dyslexia and uses that #Teachchat

 

msheart2

9:43pm via TweetChat

I say just make it look cozy and you will draw them in. #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:43pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff so true! #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:43pm via HootSuite

@ginagirl_twits see if your school has Wynn Reader….my son has dyslexia and uses that #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:42pm via TweetChat

My students are drawn to pillows and comfort when reading #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:42pm via HootSuite

be excited about the book YOU’RE reading and tell your students why! #teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:42pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat room on the rug with the children around me so they all can hear.

 

gin618

9:41pm via TweetChat

I have a prob with kids that love to chew gum while they are reading…it helps them to concentrate but can pop out #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:41pm via HootSuite

when we model reading for our students they get the value of it more so than if we spend that time grading papers…. #teachchat

 

juliadildine

9:41pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat a giant paper tree on the wall…the reading treehouse

 

ginagirl_twits

9:41pm via TweetChat

Just loads of good books pillows soft relaxing music #Teachchat

 

msheart2

9:41pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod I like that. I will have to get some of those glasses. #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:41pm via TweetChat

going to get a glass of wine…be right back! #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:40pm via HootSuite

another way to inspire readers is one we often overlook because we’re so busy, but…. #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:40pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 I have a couple who sit in their chairs too #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:40pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff I record test for struggling students that need an oral admin #Teachchat

 

msheart2

9:40pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff I do have some students that do sit in their hard chair and read. For some it is what they prefer. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:39pm via HootSuite

what’s your best comfy reading spot decorating trick for the classroom? #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:39pm via TweetChat

I use those plastic sunglasses with the lens popped out and put them in the reading area. #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:39pm via HootSuite

have parent helper record books too! A great classroom helper job! #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:38pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff GOOD point!!! LOL :) #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:38pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff true #Teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:38pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff Thank you I will try that #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:38pm via HootSuite

isn’t it interesting that no one said at a desk sitting in a hard chair? :) why would kids be inspired there either? #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:37pm via TweetChat

It’s hard to read at the beach… Lots of distractions #Teachchat

 

msheart2

9:37pm via TweetChat

@sjohnson815 I like that idea of having others recording it. I will have to do that. :) #teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:37pm via TweetChat

Yay!!!!! #teachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:37pm via TweetChat

sjohnson815 that is a great idea! The students would love to hear a story read by the principal! :) #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:37pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod I hadn’t thought of that, my kids and I got a case last yr, YUCK, definitely NO pillows in my library now! #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:37pm via HootSuite

@nicenluvli you win!! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:36pm via TweetChat

the beach….yes the beach! #TeachChat

 

juliadildine

9:36pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #TeachChat outside

 

nicenluvli

9:36pm via TweetChat

Next to a window, lights are low…just sets the mood for some good reading!! #teachChat

 

msheart2

9:36pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff In my bed or on the beach! #teachchat

 

gin618

9:36pm via TweetChat

Outside on my porch swing #TeachChat

 

LMFanslow

9:36pm via TweetChat

On the couch in the corner #Teachchat

 

sjohnson815

9:36pm via Twitter for iPad

Our teachers have the principal & others at the school read & record favorite books for listening center #teachchat

 

juliadildine

9:36pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #TeachChat outside

 

ginagirl_twits

9:36pm via TweetChat

Kids are scattered all around my room! I read everywhere #Teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:36pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff A warm bubble bath! :) #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:35pm via TweetChat

I must say….the bathtub! :) #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:35pm via HootSuite

@ally2peasnapod ewww #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:35pm via HootSuite

next question: where is YOUR favorite place to read? Answer 6 wins! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:35pm via TweetChat

I love the under the desk idea…Kids will too!!!! #TeachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:35pm via TweetChat

During 100 book challenge my students sit all over the room (sitting at their desks they talk, sitting around the room they read! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:34pm via TweetChat

I tried to make a really cozy reading corner with pillows etc… However lice loves that stuff. #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:34pm via HootSuite

@ginagirl_twits me too :( #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:34pm via TweetChat

I bought cheap rugs from dollar tree, kids love to sit on one of those! #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:33pm via TweetChat

RT @ginagirl_twits: :( keeping losing site #Teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:33pm via TweetChat

@msheart2love it #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:33pm via HootSuite

@vmontgomery48 I’d suggest having him do a “news report” on it.Then he has2pay attention 2 what is happening so he can present it #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:33pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Yes! I have round chairs, a butterfly chair, four rugs, bean bags, pillows. all for the students to read at. #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:32pm via TweetChat

:( keeping losing site #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:32pm via HootSuite

#teachchat don’t be afraid to have them move around, sit in the class library, under their desks, etc

 

JessiLowe1

9:32pm via TweetChat

I believe scholastic may have some author related videos, etc. Tumblebooks is also really neat to get students interested in rdg #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:31pm via HootSuite

encouraging reading also means having a great spot for students to read #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:31pm via TweetChat

We have guest reader day where ppl from the community come and rd a story to the students (they rotate among classes) kids <3 it #teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:30pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat what would be a good way for a young boy to learn how to understand what he is reading?

 

msheart2

9:29pm via TweetChat

@LMFanslow @ReallyGoodStuff I would think if you asked them and told them what you were going to use it for they may lift it. #teachchat

 

elizabethsemple

9:29pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff maps,newspapers magazines! #teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:29pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff #teachchat they have all kinds of thing out there for teacher to use in order to help students with reading.

 

ally2peasnapod

9:29pm via TweetChat

@gin618 our school has Tv carts and we have had readers on Dr. SEuss week. We really should utilize this more often! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:28pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff I never thought of that but that would be fun. #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:28pm via TweetChat

That is cool! How do u set this up #Teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:28pm via TweetChat

My school is quite strict on Internet use.. Do most schools allow sky ping? @ReallyGoodStuff #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:28pm via TweetChat

Many children’s authors will actually chat live with your class via Skype. #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:27pm via TweetChat

Another idea to excite readers is to have a Skype conversation with authors #TeachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:27pm via TweetChat

whoot! :0) #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:26pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod You win!! =) #TeachChat

 

gin618

9:26pm via TweetChat

I always dreamed of a schoolwide read aloud on a Friday afternoon, where evryone listens to a story being read over the loud spkr #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:26pm via TweetChat

Anything to support science skils #Teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:26pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod that’s the other one she gets (I couldn’t remember the name) She loves them! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:26pm via TweetChat

MOrning Message Rocks! kids love seeing what I write everyday. and they get to help! #TeachChat

 

juliadildine

9:26pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #TeachChat newspaper, it opens their minds to things that they may not have seen before

 

KarynTeaches

9:26pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff magazines! #TeachChat

 

Paul_Alston1

9:26pm via dlvr.it

Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat

 

Erik_Mongrain

9:26pm via dlvr.it

eric Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat martinez

 

JonathanSisson

9:26pm via dlvr.it

johanathan Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat davids

 

JezCouper

9:26pm via dlvr.it

jez Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat couper

 

Mark_Granton

9:26pm via dlvr.it

mark Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat granton

 

LMFanslow

9:26pm via TweetChat

Non book material? I’d say nat geo inserts #Teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:26pm via TweetChat

Newspaper: I have my kinder students search for words & circle them! #teachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:25pm via TweetChat

It’s FREE if you buy a Lego set =) RT @msheart2: @ReallyGoodStuff I didnt even know they had a lego magazine. #TeachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:25pm via TweetChat

@jessilowe1 have you seen highlights puzzle buzz. I think it is great for k kids! :) #TeachChat

 

LMFanslow

9:25pm via TweetChat

My 5th old won’t read anything but spiderman books #Teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:24pm via TweetChat

Some of my school students recd iPads too for reading … Technology is awesome #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:24pm via TweetChat

Q3: What is your favorite non-book material to have students read and why? Answer 5 wins! #TeachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:24pm via TweetChat

My daughter is in kindergarten and loves highlights! My mom-in-law orders her the preschool age ones. . #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:24pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff I didn’t even know they had a lego magazine. I will have to check that out. #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:24pm via TweetChat

I have a problem of the boys who aren’t at the right level reading those@ginagirl_twits #Teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:24pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Most definetly, it also exposes children to a variety of literature, especially the newspaper! #teachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:24pm via TweetChat

WWouldn’t it be great if all schools were able to have all this wonderful technology! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:23pm via TweetChat

@ginagirl_twits my students are really interested in that right now. #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:23pm via TweetChat

@gin618 I agree, my thirds loved to be rd to just as much as my current 1sts. We have a “school rd aloud” that all classes rd #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:23pm via TweetChat

Boys also love things like Ranger Rick, the Lego magazine, Highlights, Boy’s Life, etc. #TeachChat

 

sjohnson815

9:23pm via Twitter for iPad

Right now we have 2 carts of 30 that we share k-6…a few classes have sets of 6..,hoping for many more one day #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:22pm via TweetChat

Varying material also helps to encourage interest. Brochures, newspapers, magazines, etc. #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:22pm via TweetChat

@JessiLowe1 @sjohnson815 I wish I hd the ereader optn. I was just watchg Cnn Student news and there was a K class that got Ipads #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:22pm via TweetChat

I find boys and girls are most drawn to Non-fiction texts! very motivating! #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:22pm via TweetChat

Boys love wimpy kids series too #Teachchat

 

vmontgomery48

9:22pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff #TeachChat @ProfQueen did it wrong the first time now I am right

 

ally2peasnapod

9:22pm via TweetChat

@gin618 agreed! read alouds are the most powerful tool! #TeachChat

 

LMFanslow

9:22pm via TweetChat

Another great idea!! RT @gin618: Children love to be read to no matter what age. A really good read aloud #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:21pm via TweetChat

RT @gin618: Children love to be read to no matter what age.A really good read aloud will encourage students to begin on their own #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:21pm via TweetChat

The boys love the graphic novels. It can really get them reading. #teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:21pm via TweetChat

@sjohnson815 I love the ereader idea! Wish we had that option. maybe use reproducible books and give a few pgs at a time. . . #teachchat

 

gin618

9:21pm via TweetChat

Children love to be read to no matter what age. A really good read aloud will encourage students to begin on their own.. #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:21pm via TweetChat

Hatchet? Two minute drill! Lion witch and the wardrobe #Teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:21pm via TweetChat

@sjohnson815 do all your students have itouches? #TeachChat

 

vmontgomery48

9:21pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff @ #TeachChat Hi Vanessa has join @ProfQueen

 

msheart2

9:20pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff @msheart2 any of the superhero ones are great. They also have other popular novels like the lightening thief. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:20pm via TweetChat

RT @sjohnson815 We use ereader apps on iTouches to helpreluctant readers…cant tell how long the book is sono intimidation #TeachChat

 

MrsHawksNest

9:20pm via TweetCaster for iOS

@ReallyGoodStuff we did a beginning of the year reading survey which was very helpful to learning the genres they prefer #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:19pm via TweetChat

Do you have any favorites? RT @msheart2: @ReallyGoodStuff Graphic Novels for sure! #TeachChat

 

sjohnson815

9:19pm via Twitter for iPad

We use ereader apps on iTouches to help our reluctant readers…they can’t tell how long the book is so there is no intimidation #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:19pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod @msheart2 yes I do. You may have to tweak it but it is made for K-5. You will be amazed at how well it works. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:19pm via TweetChat

I absolutely agree! RT @ginagirl_twits: Books boys like! Hardest to inspire #TeachChat

 

JessiLowe1

9:19pm via TweetChat

yay, thanks! :) #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:19pm via TweetChat

@nicenluvli Picture books are great for k. I tell them the you can “read” the pictures! #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:18pm via TweetChat

Books boys like! Hardest to inspire #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:18pm via TweetChat

You win! Congratulations! RT @JessiLowe1: Magic Treehouse, Junie B. Jones are faves with 1st thru 3rd graders #TeachChat

 

MrsHawksNest

9:18pm via TweetCaster for iOS

@ReallyGoodStuff my students have behavior and emotional disabilities and read below grade level which is frustrating for them #teachchat

 

FunWiseMsCarrie

9:18pm via SocialOomph

RT @Inclusive_Class: A 10 Step Inclusional Model for Giftedness @ http://dld.bz/SbbB. Include your gifted students! #teachchat #tck #gtchat

 

LMFanslow

9:18pm via TweetChat

I also find picture books helpful #Teachchat

 

JessiLowe1

9:18pm via TweetChat

Magic Treehouse, Junie B. Jones are faves with 1st thru 3rd graders #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:17pm via TweetChat

@ReallyGoodStuff Graphic Novels for sure! #teachchat

 

juliadildine

9:17pm via Twitter for iPad

@ReallyGoodStuff good story line books that involves the kids #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:17pm via TweetChat

I love book talks.. #Teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:17pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 I am currently reading the daily 5. So far so good. Do you think this will work at the K level? #TeachChat

 

nicenluvli

9:17pm via TweetChat

For my kinder students, picture books, especially at the beginning of the yr!!! #teachChat

 

msheart2

9:17pm via TweetChat

@ginagirl_twits reading conferences are a great way to get to know student interests. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:16pm via HootSuite

Q2: what books have you found to be the best for high interest/low level readers? Answer 4 wins! #teachchat

 

msheart2

9:16pm via TweetChat

I use the daily 5 in my classroom and Literacy cafe. Discussing good fit books with the students is beneficial. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:16pm via HootSuite

don’t forget to put #teachchat after your tweets so we can see you! :)

 

ally2peasnapod

9:16pm via TweetChat

I have a interview sheet that I have the parents help their kindergartener answer at the beginning of the year. #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:15pm via TweetChat

@LMFanslow Have you done genre studies or book talks. That may be a way to inspire the reluctant students. #teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:15pm via Twitter for iPhone

#teachchat I have reading conferences to talk about books and interests

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:15pm via HootSuite

another thing to keep in mind is matching their interests to their reading levels….so challenging! #teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:14pm via TweetChat

My students give me insight about what they are interested in through their writing. Also conferring with them…just ask! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:14pm via TweetChat

To find topics that interest them you can do reading surveys and by interviewing the students.And by observing things thy tlk abt #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:14pm via TweetChat

RT @nicenluvli: in my “getting to know me” unit, I try to find out their interests! #teachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:14pm via HootSuite

do any of you do an interest inventory with your students at the beginning of the year? #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:13pm via TweetChat

I usually talk to my student sto find their likes and dislikes @ReallyGoodStuff #Teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:13pm via TweetChat

in my “getting to know me” unit, I try to find out their interests! #teachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:13pm via TweetChat

I usually look at what they write about. #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:13pm via TweetChat

I have had reluctant reader stay up until 4 am and come in excited to tell me about it only to check out the next book. #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:12pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod-I also use different forms of text including magazines or other papers #Teachchat

 

nicenluvli

9:12pm via TweetChat

Unfortunately, it is the lack of support at home for my little kinder students:( #teachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:12pm via HootSuite

#teachchat how do you find topics that interest your students?

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:12pm via HootSuite

#teachchat you’ll have to forgive me, I am now tweeting from my phone because I keep getting the fail whale!

 

LMFanslow

9:11pm via TweetChat

My students like to read but haven’t figured out how to pick the right level of book #Teachchat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:11pm via TweetChat

I try to make them realize that readers read a lot of different things. Not just books. #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:10pm via TweetChat

Even with reluctant readers, there is always that one book that will spark their interest in reading. I have found this 2 B true #teachchat

 

LMFanslow

9:10pm via TweetChat

I also see the lack in confidence @ally #Teachchat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:10pm via Twitter for iPhone

#TeachChat kids always say math and science more fun

 

msheart2

9:09pm via TweetChat

Yay! #teachchat

 

MrsHawksNest

9:09pm via TweetCaster for iOS

First teach chat hello out thereRT @ReallyGoodStuff: Tonight we’re going to be talking about generating excitement for reading #TeachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:09pm via TweetChat

I find my young students lack confidence. #TeachChat

 

ginagirl_twits

9:09pm via Twitter for iPhone

#TeachChat motivating struggling readers

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:08pm via TweetChat

Congratulations to @msheart2 ! You win the first giveaway! #TeachChat

 

kmbriggs8

9:07pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 I totally agree #teachchat

 

KarynTeaches

9:07pm via web

@ReallyGoodStuff encouraging non-readers that they can enjoy reading too! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:07pm via TweetChat

Finding the right book for them. Which is finding the subject or genre that interests them. #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:07pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 I can imagine! #TeachChat

 

LMFanslow

9:07pm via TweetChat

Keeping them interested #teachChat

 

KTVee

9:06pm via TweetChat

some kids just don’t like to read! #teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:06pm via TweetChat

Q1: What do you find to be the most challenging thing about getting students excited about reading? Answer 3 wins! #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:05pm via TweetChat

I have had a job in the past where I had the challend of getting ESL students to like reading. And a challenge it was. #teachchat

 

KTVee

9:05pm via web

@ally2peasnapod go to tweetchat.com and put in hashtag #teachchat It will make chatting much easier! :)

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:05pm via TweetChat

Let’s start the night off with a giveaway….here’s Q1… #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:05pm via TweetChat

@ally2peasnapod If you’re using TweetChat it will refresh automatically #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:04pm via TweetChat

As with all #TeachChat s, we do giveaways throughout, so watch for questions that I throw out! #TeachChat

 

KTVee

9:04pm via TweetChat

RT @ReallyGoodStuff: Tonight we’re going to be talking about generating excitement for reading #TeachChat

 

ally2peasnapod

9:03pm via Mobile Web

Not sure how to get my page to refresh….I’m new to this! #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:03pm via TweetChat

@msheart2 Hi Michelle! Welcome to #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:03pm via TweetChat

@KTVee Hi Krissy! So nice to see you again! #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:03pm via TweetChat

Tonight we’re going to be talking about generating excitement for reading #TeachChat

 

msheart2

9:03pm via TweetChat

Hi, I’m Michelle from Michigan. This is my first time too! #teachchat

 

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ReallyGoodStuff

9:02pm via TweetChat

@LMFanslow Not so far from Bradenton where the amazing collegiate school is! =) #TeachChat

 

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KTVee

9:02pm via web

Hi! I’m Krissy adn I teach grades 3-6 gifted ed in Missouri #teachchat

 

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ReallyGoodStuff

9:02pm via TweetChat

If you’re lurking, please don’t be afraid to say hello! =) #TeachChat

 

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LMFanslow

9:02pm via TweetChat

Clearwater #teachChat

 

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ReallyGoodStuff

9:01pm via TweetChat

@LMFanslow Welcome! Whereabouts in FL? #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:01pm via TweetChat

Hi Allyson! RT @ally2peasnapod: Hi! My name is Allyson and I teach kindergarten in PA.#TeachChat #TeachChat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:01pm via TweetChat

My name is Brandi and I’ll be the moderator for tonight’s chat. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! #TeachChat

 

LMFanslow

9:01pm via TweetChat

Hi from fl #Teachchat

 

ReallyGoodStuff

9:00pm via TweetChat

It’s 9pm and time to start #TeachChat! Welcome everyone! Please let us know you’re here by saying hi! =) #TeachChat


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