5 Tips for Sharing Books to Spur Your Students' Writing
Recently, we’ve talked about many ways to kindle the writing spark with your students. Likewise, we’ve explored topics like where you draw your writing inspiration from and how the gift of writing lasts forever. Together, we’ve been tackling the difficult questions and finding inspiration in our students’ growth as young writers. What more can there possibly be?
We’re so extraordinarily glad you asked! Not too long ago, when we shared our 1 super simple way to get your students writing, we left something out. On the one hand, having your students re-write their favorite stories, but with their own characters or endings, is a powerful way to get them writing. Yet, probably every ELA, ESL, and ELL teacher has experienced a student or two that simply said they didn’t have any favorite stories.
Surely, that situation can be somewhat frustrating. But counter to that challenge, you have the chance to share world-shaping books with those students! However, you can’t just hand them a book and be done with it. Instead, try these 5 tips to get them engaged…
· Tell them about the impact a book made in your own life
· Illustrate some of the amusing parts of an outrageously funny book
· Share how the ideas in a book reshaped our world
· Challenge their perceptions with questions from an interesting book
· Outline how an author overcame an incredible hardship in their life
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