This year I've tried some new strategies for making books irresistible. I think I've decided there's no such thing as too much of this, so I'm determined to continually push myself to expand my repertoire of ideas.
Most recently I took a tip from the public library. I wrapped up some read-aloud books and wrote teasers on the covers.
I just can't get away from the thought of wantability - a term from Kylene Beers. Wantability can help make up for lack of skill. It won't automatically fix reading deficits, but it sure can make the hard parts worth doing which can then lead to better skills.
How are we doing at making books something that our kids, from youngest to oldest, want in their lives? I know I can do better.
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