Creating a Classroom Culture of Literacy

Melissa’s Approach

Melissa presents ten ways to create a reading culture in your classroom. As a reading specialist, she suggests immersion with literature (literally surrounding students with books!) and balancing your assessments. You can read her ten methods on Reading and Writing Haven.

Lauralee’s Ideas

As a high school teacher for over ten years, Lauralee has developed a few ideas for talking to students about literacy. She emphasizes areas in students’ lives where literacy is important: as citizens, consumers, and young adults. You can read her ideas for First Chapter Friday and library organization at Language Arts Classroom.

Searching for ways to develop a culture of literacy in your secondary classroom? Two teachers share simple ways to engage students and build a love of literacy.

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