Born to Read by Judy Sierra

August Theme: Motivating Readers

Recommended Grades: 3rd -5th grade

In Born to Read Sam is born to be a reader, this he knows.  Sam reads everything and for every reason imaginable.

Lesson Idea: In the first month of school, consider combining building your classroom community with activities and lessons that motivate readers.  Read aloud this book and discuss with students all the reasons we read.  Create a class list of reading material that falls under each reason.  Continue adding to it through the year when you read aloud, or as students read independently. Additionally, create a list of all the places students may like to read in the classroom, at school, and at home (ties into classroom management and community building).

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