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Posted on March 10, 2015 2:54 pm
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Candace
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Students will not read
I have students who do not read outside of school. Our grade level requires that students read every night for 15 mins. The student is to record the book title in the agenda and have a parent sign it. I send home a book each night for the students and have prizes for the students who reach the goal of reading 15 days out of the month. The prize is a pizza hut coupon, free lunch with me, and 45 playing time on the Playstation 3 during the monthly celebration. I have reminded parents about this assignment, write it as nightly homework, and discuss it at conferences. Please help. I only have 3 students who make the goal every month.
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 11, 2015 10:59 pm

aNuLyB
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I have this problem too. I send home books that are on the students' level and I allow them to choose their books out of the appropriately leveled basket. I tell students to look through the book and make sure it interests them. As for the students who do not read at home, unfortunately this is not always their fault. So, I have peer buddies from upper grades come to my classroom for 20 minutes a day to specifically read their book with them. This has seemed to help and they love it.
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Solution 2
Posted March 10, 2015 5:09 pm

Getube
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First, is it material that is interesting to the student? Students are not going to read at home unless it is something that interests the student. What about allowing them to complete their reading before school or after school while they are in the classroom? Where I work the parents are busy working and trying to provide and usually do not have the time to sit with their child to read.
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Candace
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The book that I send home is a guided reading book that is on the student's independent level. Also, they can take their AR book home too. The required reading can be on any book that they want and on any format that they have such as printed, e-book.
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Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
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Solution 3
Posted March 13, 2015 1:27 am

dyTuDu
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When I have a student who consistently does not read, I usually request a parent conference. I always print data from benchmark tests to present to the parent, which typically show that the student is making little progress, and explain that reading nightly is essential to becoming a better reader. I always tell parents and students that reading is like everything else in life, it gets better with practice.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 4:02 pm

Katrina Hammonds
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You could try choice reading, which will allow the student to select books that interest them, oppose to you selecting a book for them. Many of my students will not read at home either, so I have elected to utilize my warm-up/ticket-out-the-door as a 15 minute choice reading time.
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Posted March 16, 2015 1:18 am

QeRary
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Are the students choosing what books to read or are you assigning them a book? I would let the students choose books to read and or maybe read an excerpt from a book to motiviate them to want to finish it at home. May you can make smaller goals that will make winning more accessible for your non-readers
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Solution 6
Posted March 11, 2015 3:13 am

yTaSuD
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Start using recess detention and having students read their 15 minutes before they get to go play. If positive incentives are not working, then a little bit character education and teaching students their are consequences for their actions is both important and effective.
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Thanks for sharing
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