ESSENTIAL Strategies That Actively Engage Your Readers

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

It's so important to keep readers actively engaged in their reading.

When students are engaged in the minilesson and practice the reading work, that engagement strategy or tool can be carried through into independent reading.

Active engagement strategies can be general or specific to the lesson. Having some general engagement tools and strategies at your fingertips work well when you have to make a change 'on the fly' like I'm sure you have to do so often when your students take you in a direction not mapped out in your lesson plan.

Readers can lead you in so many different directions within a lesson, but that's what we're looking for...independent readers and thinkers wanting what they need when they need it.

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Active Engagement Strategies & Tools are what get the reader practicing the lesson strategy or skill within their own independent reading.

When readers are practicing the strategy they are actively "having-a-go" with the reading work. It's here that we can see just what that reader needs to keep them moving forward.

Active Engagement Strategies