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Strategies for Reluctant Readers
A reluctant reader is anyone who does not show an interest in reading. A person can be disengaged for a variety of reasons.
Reluctant readers can be children who want to read but lack good reading skills, such as automatic word recognition and comprehension. It’s important to note that reluctant readers are not necessarily struggling readers. In some cases, these readers have the skill but not the will. They have absolutely no interest in reading.
Not showing an interest in reading is concerning for obvious reasons. The intent of this segment is not to glorify this problem but to provide some solutions to address it. Here are three strategies that can be used to turn reluctant readers into enthusiastic readers!
Have students to participate in social activities that involves book reading and discussion with others.
Our kids love to talk and spend time with their friends. One way to capitalize on this to increase reading engagement is to have them engage in book clubs.
Book Clubs/Literature Circles - consist of a group of people who meet to discuss books they have read. This promote independent reading as well as response to literature by sharing reactions and thoughts about books.
Allow your child/students to choose the books they want to read.
Provide access to a variety of texts that student would be interested in. A reading interest inventory is a great tool that can assist with effort. This tool will help to identify whether your child or student loves fiction or nonfiction text, what’s their favorite book, their favorite place to read, their views about themselves as readers, types of books as well as topics.
Provide a print rich and nurturing environment (at home and at school).