Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Making the Library Accessible

Evidence suggests that there is positive relationship between reading frequency, reading enjoyment and attainment (Clark 2011; Clark and Douglas 2011).
As with most mainstream classes, my classroom also have time set aside for them to read by themselves. The library corner is not just some old books found in the resource room. It is filled with familiar texts from their guided reading sessions, big books they enjoyed during shared reading and personalized books i have created.
One of my students is fascinated with tools and rubbish bins, another student is a keen fisherman in the weekend so i made books based around their interests. I now have tonnes of well used personalised books that they actively engage with during silent reading.
There are also loads of books on the website ( which are able to be printed off and bound easily. I usually make my books on powerpoint and introduce them to the class first before adding them to the library corner.

1 comment:

  1. Personalised and high interest books with simple text are a key to getting our students engaged in the love of reading.
    You have certainly got them hooked!