“We learn to do well what we learn to love,” writes Pam Allyn (“Taming the Wild Text“). For many students, reading is a source of stress and anxiety, or a chore and a bore. What can teachers do to help these students cultivate a love of reading? In your classroom, how do you create lots of opportunities to read and talk about texts? Do you have trusted source for engaging, lexile-appropriate materials? What strategies do you coach students to use when they feel stuck? How do you use relationships as a lever to propel students’ reading lives? Send us your best ideas for helping all students become joyful readers.
ASCD Express is looking for 600–1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content on the theme “Reaching Reluctant Readers.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send your submissions to email@example.com by April 1, 2016.