Classroom Activities and Strategies

A successful reading program requires time for reading (yes, in class, yes, even in secondary school),  choice (whether that’s in literature circles or independent paths), available books, and some peer to peer conversation about those books and book choices.

For specific activities for elementary school, see the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project  resources page for a trove of resources. For secondary school teachers, you might start with the NCTE resources page, or see below for some specifics.

Teachers: We would love to hear from you. Please send us a link to your favorite classroom activities for independent reading.