Readers change and evolve!
Every reader has a unique reading identity that evolves over time with their reading interests, reading habits and development as a reader.
It's important for readers to reflect on their reading identity several times through the course of a school year.
This time of year is challenging because Spring Fever is running rampant in classrooms!
It's a great time to have your students step back and take a look at themselves as readers and see how they have evolved over the course of the school year.
If you did a reading identity project at the beginning of the year, it's really eye opening for you and your student to see where he (or she) was then and where she (or he) is now.
If you didn't have students complete a reading identity project at the beginning of the year, it's okay...have them complete one now. Either way...looking at reading identities will ignite or reignite the reading spark in your classroom!
Reading Identity Projects can be completed within a Reader's Notebook or created as a visual for public display to share with the class and across the building if you choose.
Don't forget to create a Reading Identity Project for yourself to share with students. It's a great way to connect or reconnect with your readers and allow them to show a little creativity at the beginning of the school year, the middle of the school year or at the end, especially during the stressful testing season.
Build your reading community by
making the reading identity projects
Display them in the classroom. Display them in the hallways. Make sure everyone knows the unique readers that live in your classroom!
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Check out this gallery of different pieces of Reading Identity projects from over the years
Exploring reading identities could be just what readers need to get them prepared for showing what they know on that crazy state reading test.
Until next time...
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