One of the things I try to instill in my first graders is that reading is all around us. The importance of working hard on learning to read is so valuable. Reading will open so many doors and will allow them to travel to so many places and experience so many things...just look around! To prove to them that our world is filled with opportunities to read, I had the kids pair up and brainstorm and list as many things as they could where they could see words to read. Of course we read books, but what else? I must say they came up with an amazing list.
We shared our lists and created an anchor to make sure we are reminded daily about the importance of learning to read.
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Look around! Reading is everywhere!!!