I am sOoO enjoying this book. I am hosting Chapter 2 along with my fellow Teaching Blog Addict bloggers.
As a kindergarten teacher, I tried to apply the ideas Ms. Miller suggests in the terms of an emergent reader classroom. She describes how her class can be divided into three categories of readers: Developing Readers, Dormant Readers, and Underground Readers.
Research suggests that developing readers actually spend 75% less time reading. Miller suggests that students need guidance to help them find books that would be a good fit.
How do I find good fit books for my kindergarten students?
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I love Wilbooks! It is very difficult to find engaging books for my very emergent kiddos. I have tried to order books through Scholastic that are leveled, but I find they are not leveled in a consistent way. Wilbooks books (awkward sounding) match the leveling system that I have in my building. So it is simple to set a bin of books out and know my kids will find something that interests them. My students self-select these books several times a week. They take them home to practice and trade them when they are ready for a new book.
How do you promote independent reading in your emergent reader classroom?