How can you get a reluctant reader to read? Do the words “time to read” bring this look on a child you know?
As teachers and parents we have encountered children who don’t like to read. Motivating reluctant readers can be a challenge. How do we get them engaged so they continue to grow and be successful readers. The key is finding passages that are interesting to them and help them be active in their own learning.
Imagine asking an intriguing question such as, “Did you know people eat stink bugs?” or “Can kids make their parents’ hair turn gray?”. Now that you have piqued their curiosity you have a hook to grab their attention as well as a purpose for reading.
* How Were the First Potato Chips Invented?
* What’s a Perfect Game in Baseball?
* Who Invented Legos?
* What’s the Hottest Planet?
* Do People Eat Stink Bugs?
* Who Invented the Trampoline?
* What’s the Difference Between a Fruit and a Vegetable?
* Where Does the President Sleep?
* How Long Does It Take to Grow a Fingernail?
* Who Invented Corn Flakes?
“You’ve got to prove-it prove-it.”
Use that fun jingle to start your lesson and your kids will have it stuck in their heads too! The students will need to have crayons handy so they can underline where in the passage they found the answer. Finally, the student will write their answer on the lines beside the questions. Your reluctant readers will be asking you for the next story.
❉ Can I Make My Parents’ Hair Turn Gray?
❉ Where Do Marshmallows Come From?
❉ Can I Sneeze In My Sleep?
❉ Did Castle Moats Have Alligators?
❉ What’s a Boomer?
❉ Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?
❉ What is a Fad?
❉ What Lives in a Billabong?
❉ What is a Quetzal?
❉ What the Nose Knows!
These engaging topics are in set 2. Both are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.