Melissa’s Approach: all!
Students truly can (and should) experience all of it…choice reading, whole-class reading, and everything in between. Each type of reading experience helps students grow as readers. In this post, read about how teachers can provide balance by scaffolding challenging whole-class novels and using choice to grow students’ reading skills.
Lauralee’s Approach: both!
Both independent or choice reading and classroom novels belong in an ELA classroom. Students should choose what they read and build themselves as life-long learners. Student should also read with others and discuss their ideas with a group. See how Lauralee manages both reading opportunities.
Prefer to listen? Here is our recent YouTube video where we discuss different ideas for teaching vocabulary and creating lists.