May is Get Caught Reading Month. Looking for inspiration for readers young and older? The following Annenberg Learner resources will get you started.
Observe 5th-grade teacher Bileni Teklu teach her students to make connections between what they read and their own experiences. The young readers then discuss what they enjoy about reading. Build a strong community of engaged readers using the classroom examples and ideas in Engaging With Literature, A Video Library, Grades 3-5.
Why do you read? Conversations in Literature, for middle school and high school teachers, will inspire you to revisit your passion for literature. Inspire the same love in your students by helping them identify their own effective reading habits. For example, readers “step in” to a text by sizing up the characters and the atmosphere the same way they would in a social situation. See program 3, “Stepping In.”
Glimpse the appeal and power of great literature as celebrities, academics, and people who just love to read talk about their fascination with The Epic of Gilgamesh, Popol Vuh, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and more in Invitation to World Literature.
Watch authors Katherine Paterson, Leslie Marmon Silko, and J.K. Rowling discuss literary works that inspired their own writing in the Author Notes, Part III of In Search of the Novel. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the VoD.
More resources for Get Caught Reading Month:
Making Meaning in Literature, Grades 6-8 Library