What did you read that was good this week?
What did you read that I’d like?
Did you read the one about the dragons, the slayers,
The kids that got away on a kite?
Man, that sounds great, that sounds fresh and fun!
Can I borrow it from you when you’re through?
Sure bud, you know I always love to share…
Can I get that cool wizard book from you?
Sharing books engages, encourages, inspires;
It helps students to stretch, it also empowers.
Giving kids time to share what they have read
Connects them to each other, gets books in their heads.
Create a community, learn about cultures,
Expose a lot of genres; reading makes their hearts stir.
Get creative! Make this the focus of the year!
Make posters, graffiti walls… show them you’re sincere!
And tell them what you’re reading, ask about their books,
Give them recommendations; help them get hooked!
Create an awesome library, make a fun book club.
Make sharing a priority; it makes reading more fun!