Tips for Getting Kids to Do More Choice Reading: Book Waterfall

While the amazingness of choice reading is well-known, some teachers are still hesitant because of–what they assume to be–students’ reluctance towards reading. We know better than that though.  Students are starving for good books!  If they’ve been educated in past system that doesn’t nourish them with enough choice, many students give off  “reluctant beamers” simply because they don’t know how to choose books for themselves.

The following video will be part of teacher tip series on increasing the love and hype around choice reading. This particular video discusses how to use Book Waterfalls with your students. They’re a quick and easy way to share lots of titles with your students.

2 thoughts on “Tips for Getting Kids to Do More Choice Reading: Book Waterfall

  1. The titles my students chatted about were as follows (in order):
    • Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls
    • Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver
    • Veronica Roth’s Insurgent
    • Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising
    • Tina Fey’s Bossypants
    • Sam Bracken’s The Orange Duffel Bag
    • Lisa McMann’s Gone
    • M.T. Anderson’s Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation
    • Heather Brewer’s Chronicles of Vladmir Tod: Ninth Grade Sucks
    • Ellen Booraem’s Unnameables
    • Judy Blume’s Forever
    • Cecily von Ziegesar’s All I Want is Everything
    • Shaun Alexander’s Touchdown Alexander
    • John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
    • Water Dean Myers’ Shooter
    • James Patterson’s Dangerous Days of Daniel X: Druids and Demons
    • Laurie Halse Anderson’s Twisted

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