James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read
What it is: James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read is a website dedicated to making kids readers for life. This site has a wealth of good information and resources that will help you foster a love of reading in your classroom. Read Kiddo Read has outstanding book lists for every age group. These are tried and true favorites kids books. In addition, Read Kiddo Read has some outstanding features such as a can’t miss reading list just for boys, and an “if your kid likes…” that matches up popular kids toys and movies with books that they may enjoy. There is a great book-based lesson plan exchange that uses popular kids books as the basis for lessons. Read Kiddo Read has some audio interviews with favorite children’s authors complete with a written transcript.
How to integrate Read Kiddo Read into the classroom: I’m sure that you have encountered at least one student who was dead set against reading. You make suggestions, walk the library together, ask about interests but just can’t seem to find the book that hooks them. Read Kiddo Read is a site that will help you to crack the code for those students who just aren’t interested in reading. Search books by age, books just for boys, and books matched to other interests, movies, and toys that a student enjoys. You are bound to find something that they love. Use the author interviews as an introduction to reading or writing. Students will be inspired to write when they listen to stories of how the ‘pros’ do it. Be sure to check out the outstanding library of lesson plans based on popular children’s books. Read Kiddo Read is a great place to get inspired and put some excitement in your reading classroom.
Tips: Be sure to register for free on the Read Kiddo Read website, you will become part of a great community of teachers and parents passionate about creating life long readers.
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