“Whenever you read a good book somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ― Vera Nazarian
- Update your reading list – one way to encourage your students to read and ensure their interest in reading is maintained as they get older is to be adventurous in the books you bring to their attention. Include books with diverse characters that represent all your students and stories they can relate to. Also include books from different genres and times to spark interest.
- Story Writing – task your students with writing a story about their summer holidays. Encourage them to be creative in the way they produce the story. For example through pictures drawings and words.
- Use games to memorise words – play games with your students to memorise challenging and sight words. Word fishing is a great example which involves using magnetic fish cut-outs with words on the back of them. Students then fish using a magnetic rod and read the word out aloud as they pick-up fish. This helps students master the words and is a lot more fun than memorising from paper or whiteboards.