How to motivate your students to read?

We know that the more time kids spend reading, 
the better they will do in school and in life!
How to motivate students to read? Need an easy idea to help motivate your students to read during independent reading time?  Flashlight Friday is an easy, quick idea to implement tomorrow!  www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com
There's not much we can do to help kids read at home, 
except hope that they do.
But we can make sure they read during school!!
I shared 4 ways I structure my independent reading time 
over at my other blog, Classroom Tested Resources.
4 Independent Reading Ideas to use in your classroom today! www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com
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But today, I wanted to share how I motivate my students
to actually read for 25 minutes each day.
First of all, I start each year talking about real reading vs fake reading.
Real vs. Fake Reading Anchor Chart
We also talk about stamina and how we have to build up to reading 25 minutes.
I don't expect my students to be able to read the entire time the first time we do this.
It's something we practice all year.  
Stamina Anchor Chart for Independent Reading
But I came across the great idea from my friend Joanne from 
Head Over Heels For Teaching that has been a big hit this year!
Flashlight Friday!
We set a goal each week of how long we want to read.
Because let's be honest, some weeks are busier than others 
and we don't always have the time.
If we meet our goal, we celebrate with Flashlight Friday.
How to motivate your students to ready? Use Flashlight Friday as an incentive. Read blog for more details www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com
I bought these finger lights from the Dollar Tree.
They come 5 to a pack.
Flashlight Friday - Use finger lights during independent reading!  www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com
On Friday, during our silent reading time, we turn the lights off 
and everyone reads with their finger light!
How to motivate your students to ready? Use Flashlight Friday as an incentive. Read blog for more details www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com
It has quickly become one of our favorite times of the week!
What do you do to motivate your students to read?
How to motivate students to read? Need an easy idea to help motivate your students to read during independent reading time?  Flashlight Friday is an easy, quick idea to implement tomorrow!  www.rachelatalldrinkofwater.com

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  1. One of our 3rd grade teachers does this and they love it.

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