Again from the Middle Web, a post about helping students purposefully and intentionally annotate text. The article identifies ways of addressing genre and text structure in both fiction and nonfiction. https://www.middleweb.com/34655/teaching-students-to-set-a-purpose-for-reading/
From Middle Web, these lessons can be used and adapted across every grade level from elementary to high school. There are ways to use the poetry of William Carlos Williams to fun with blackout poetry and limericks. https://www.middleweb.com/34549/poetry-writing-made-fun-10-teaching-ideas-for-april/
Finding websites for audiobooks that are cost-effective or free can be difficult. This post includes 11 sites that contain free audiobooks for your auditory learners and reluctant readers. http://bookriot.com/2016/09/15/11-websites-find-free-audiobooks-online/
As teachers and students approach the final push towards the end-of-the-year, these anchor charts might provide some excellent review and reminders for tackling texts. The charts could be co-constructed with students, or serve as a guide for re-teaching essential skills for struggling students. https://www.weareteachers.com/21-anchor-charts-that-teach-reading-comprehension/
Book Riot offers podcasts that talk about books, authors, and reading in a variety of genres and styles. This list offers another way to engage students and staff in a community of readers, whether looking for personal titles or a book club/lit circle read.
Kimber Tate, Coordinator of English, Reading and Libraries