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Reading is the most important concept in any classroom. As a student, I have learned a great deal of information from researchers and educators about how to encourage and help middle grade students to enjoy reading and read better. My own experience as a middle school student has also taught me what will work with middle grade students and what will have a negative impact on middle grade students. There is an abundance of strategies on ways to help students become the best reader they can be. My English Language Arts class will be all about me encourage and motivating my students to read. In my future classroom, plan to give my students choices of books to read, take field trips to the library, and if possible have authors come speak to …show more content…
I know as a student I did not enjoy reading what my teachers always picked for my class to read. Especially if the reading was from a text book. My experience with not being able to choose the book I wanted to read is the reason my students will be able to choose from different genres of books. However, the topics will all be related to the standard being taught in class. For example, if I was teaching in my English Language Arts class about dynamic and static characters the students could have a choice of reading a non-fiction book, a graphic novel, or a short story. All students do like to read the same genres of books and I think that free choice on what to read will help the students enjoy what I am …show more content…
Reading aloud to my students at a level that is above their current reading level will expose and model to them how to approach complex texts. Students will be more accepting to more challenging books when he or she know how to approach the difficult books. Shared readings also have the same benefit but students can also view the text being read to the class. Discussions are important for comprehension so I will both strategies to encourage my students to discuss what he or she thought while reading the text. Students love to be read to and both not only make reading fun but enhances the students’ ability to

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