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Is there any best way to motivate children to read books?

  1. moham.ramees profile image65
    moham.rameesposted 3 years ago

    Is there any best way to motivate children to read books?

    I am a teacher. My students show poor interest to read books.

  2. Melissa Noon profile image77
    Melissa Noonposted 3 years ago

    A great way to start is make them make their own books and exchange them with other students. Therefore they are reading books made my own friends and classmates and if you let them have a free write they can write what they are interested in.

    Another way is by doing some sort of reward. Like for every three books read and if your school allows pass out candy bars or you can tell them to read so many pages at a time so they will slowly read more and more of the book at a slower rate.

    In the end, it is hard to get children motivated. They have to be interested in the books before they will really be interested in it. So you have to make the books interesting. Have a book read in class everyday, passing off lines to children to read. You can tell them to act out scenes or make them write down what the scene represents. Use pictures or make them draw pictures. It may not get all of them motivated but it will maybe get some.

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    temptor94posted 3 years ago

    In my opinion, the best way is to start with bed-time story books where a family member reads out a fairy tale or kid's story every night. This makes a child look forward to the reading. Gradually, the child can be encouraged to read aloud from the story books, or read together with the family member.
    Children also watch and like to mimic adults. In households where at least one person has a habit of reading books or novels, the child can watch and get curious to try out books. TV should be avoided for the child as much as possible. Once a kid gets addicted to TV< bring their attention back to books is nearly impossible smile

  4. DaisysJourney profile image76
    DaisysJourneyposted 3 years ago

    Mine too!  I try to find books that interest them.  One of my hubs is on books for middle school readers and includes some books they really enjoyed.

    Reading is tough to motivate when one hasn't grown up in a family that reads or values reading.  We read all the time in my family and all of us can get lost in a book.  Many of my students struggle to understand figurative language, big vocabulary words, and themes.  I help them find books at their reading level and about something they are interested in.  If a boy likes basketball, let him read a novel about a basketball player. 

    Some of my students struggle with fiction, but when they have nonfiction articles on topics they enjoy, they read with more enthusiasm.  Find a topic near and dear to them, have them find articles in the newspaper, magazines, or internet about that topic, and share what they liked, learned, and then jump off from there.  Challenge them to find a book about the topic, fiction or nonfiction.

    When I select class novels, I try to find a variety of novels with characters who are near the ages of my students.  Because my students are so diverse, last year we read a book with Burmese and Karenni characters, a book with a Latina protagonist, a book with a black main character, and so on.  I tried to find topics they could relate to, as well - sports, adoption, identity, family, racism, conflict, etc....

    I hope you can hook them into reading!  Good luck smile