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Motivating Students to Read More:

Practical Ideas to Get All Your Students Motivated to Read, Read, Read

(Grades 1-6)

Presented by Annemarie Johnson
Outstanding Teacher and International Presenter

Ideas for Grades 1-6 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, School Librarians, Media Specialists, Library Aides, Title I and Special Education Staff, and Administrators

  • Powerful, research-based approaches for engaging and motivating all readers
  • Ways to improve overall reading achievement by motivating students to read more
  • Dozens of innovative ideas for motivating students to become independent, lifelong readers
  • Displays, student samples and a comprehensive resource handbook packed with ready-to-use strategies, mini-lessons and ideas designed for grades 1-6

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical seminar has been designed for educators serving grades 1-6 in order to help strengthen students’ overall reading achievement by increasing their motivation to read. The focus of this seminar will be on providing innovative and ready-to-use strategies for developing lifelong readers through read-aloud rituals, book clubs, book chats, and more!

Annemarie Johnson will share a wealth of ideas and strategies that will engage all levels of readers. She will demonstrate and model mini-lessons you can use in your classroom complete with real student samples. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with specific lesson ideas, model materials and strategies ready to use in any grade 1-6 classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Boost Students’ Interest in Reading and Create Lifelong Readers
    Many students know how to read but do not enjoy reading … Learn practical ways of involving students in books and creating a desire to read both fiction and nonfiction text
  2. Motivate Students to Read by Providing Instructional Strategies Which Increase Success
    Learn tips for incorporating book selection and choice, read-alouds, book recommendations, alternative texts, silent reading, and conversations about books—all proven strategies for engaging readers
  3. Explore the Key Components of a Motivating Reading Program
    Strengthen your overall reading program … Learn strategies for incorporating read-alouds, conferring, reading response logs, book chats, book clubs, assessments, and more
  4. Increase the Time Students Spend Reading
    Discover ideas for incorporating more reading in and out of your classroom … Learn how time spent reading outweighs intelligence, economic background and gender in predicting reading success
  5. Infuse New Life into Your Read-Alouds
    Build a community of engaged readers through interactive read-alouds … Leave with ideas for incorporating read-aloud rituals that will enhance read-aloud time in your grades 1-6 classroom or library
  6. Make the Most of Your Classroom Library
    Learn how a well-organized classroom library boosts reading achievement … Walk away with step-by-step instructions for organizing and managing your own classroom library, including ideas for acquiring more books
  7. Use Research-Based Practices
    Look at what current research tells us about reading motivation … Learn how you can use this research to improve your reading program and increase reading achievement for your grades 1-6 readers
  8. Increase the Academic Achievement of Your Struggling Readers
    Empower struggling readers by guiding their book selection and teaching through one-on-one conferences … Incorporate a scaffolded approach to support your students’ literacy learning
  9. Prepare Students for Test Taking through Motivation
    Ensure success on high-stakes comprehension tests by fostering an atmosphere of actively engaged reading
  10. Best Resources to Keep You Current
    Leave with many resources to enhance your reading program … An extensive bibliography of professional books, children’s literature titles and websites

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Learn the key factors that motivate a child to read
  • Specific ways to increase interest and “hook” struggling readers on books
  • New ways to reach grades 1-6 readers through alternative texts, including cyber texts
  • How access to books affects reading motivation and achievement
  • Practical, classroom-tested strategies based on insight from years of reading research
  • Tips for implementing book clubs in your grades 1-6 classroom or library
  • Using student-led book talks to get more books into children’s hands
  • How you can infuse the love of reading into your daily program
  • Step-by-step directions for organizing a classroom library
  • What research says about reading aloud to all ages and all grades
  • Excellent web sites for finding information on authors, book reviews and the latest award-winning books
  • Exciting options for bringing new life to read-alouds
  • Ideas to strengthen your reading program and increase reading achievement
  • An extensive bibliography of books and resources you can use in your program to help motivate students to read
  • Read-aloud rituals that build a community of engaged, motivated readers
  • Ways to involve parents and increase at-home reading
  • How to motivate your students to read more and increase their joy of reading

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Mark Twain said, “The person who does not read has no advantage over the person who cannot read.” I couldn’t agree more! But the question is, how do we motivate our students to read more? That’s what this seminar is all about! We will spend the day exploring how to engage and motivate our first through sixth grade readers.

Why is this so important? In this age of high-stakes testing our charge to increase reading achievement is a reality, not a choice. Did you know that “reading comprehension test scores are more influenced by the amount of a students’ engaged reading than any other single factor”? If engaged reading is our most powerful tool for increasing literacy, I think it is worth spending a day discovering ways to bring this type of reading into our grades 1-6 classrooms and libraries.

During our day together I will share teaching strategies that will empower you to engage and motivate all readers in your classroom. These strategies will help us accomplish both our short-term goal of helping students succeed on high-stakes tests and also our long-term goal of inspiring lifelong readers. These techniques have been so successful with my own students that I just can’t keep them to myself—I want to share them with you! Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • the key factors that influence a child’s motivation to read
  • exciting options for bringing new life to our read-alouds and ways to use reading aloud as a teaching tool
  • ways to improve overall reading proficiency by first engaging our readers
  • practical strategies for increasing the amount of time students spend reading both in and out of school

It is my goal that you will leave this seminar with renewed enthusiasm and a passion for teaching reading that will enable you to motivate your students. I hope you will join me for a day that promises to be dynamic, fast-paced and packed with ideas.

Sincerely,
Annemarie Johnson

P.S. You will leave this seminar energized and armed with practical strategies you can immediately implement in your grades 1-6 classrooms.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, School Librarians, Media Specialists, Library Aides, Title I and Special Education Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • practical ideas for motivating students to read more
  • mini lessons and activities ideal for grades 1-6
  • web sites, resources and an extensive bibliography
    and much, much more

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their instructional program.

Consultation Available
Annemarie Johnson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades 1-6 program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!