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Kids who can't seem to stick with one book...
Old 09-18-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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I teach fourth grade. I have a few kids who can't seem to stick with one book and finish it... I've been making sure the books they are reading are good fit books and I talk about IPICK. We are going into our seventh week of school, so it's not the beginning of the school year for us...1st quarter report cards go out in two weeks.Is it wrong of me to stay on them and make sure they are finishing books they start??

Most of my kids are doing great, but I have those few who jump from one book to another and those who take forever to finish a small chapter book. I'm spending a lot of time with the kids who are having these problems and I feel like I'm neglecting my good readers. I'm trying to support them, but I don't know if it's going to do any good. It seems like some kids just don't like to read no matter what you do. I even take time to shop for books with them. Uuuugggghhhhh!!


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me too
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I had the same problem last year! I give my students a reading contract that has to be signed by them as well as a parent. I check every fews days to be sure that is the book they are reading, and I also have one-on-one conferences about the book. I still have a few that decide midway that it is too hard, boring etc... Half my class wants to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so I allowed it for the first contract, but for the next one I think I'm going to have a genre requirement. I can attach my contract if you're interested.
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I would love to see your contract...That sounds like a great idea!! Thank you.
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reading contract
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Let me know if it posts ok. You should be able to make any changes that would suit your students.
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here is another
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This is more genre specific and includes a goal for finishing the book.


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Old 09-18-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I teach 2nd and Diary of a Wimpy Kid and those 100000000 fairy books are the bane of my existence....at least in picking just right books. They are both on a level way too high for my 2nds but I almost have to pry those books out of their hands in order to get them to read just right books. Once I do, though, they admit they are way happier and finish more books. That's what I find anyway..that if they aren't reading on their level, they tend to abort books constantly.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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Thanks for the reading contract. I have already edited and printed it to hand out next week to help the children reach their AR goal!
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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If a child is chronically changing books to get out of reading- I make them write a letter to their parents, me and the librarian explaining why they want to change the book. Works like a charm.
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