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Whether you're looking to become a teacher or need help handling your students, these videos will help.
You Will Need
- Favorite activity
- Abridged books
- Praise and rewards
- Magazine subscription
- Movie (optional)
- Bookshelf (optional)
Engage the student
Engage the student by making a link between the book and one of the student's favorite hobbies or activities.
Go to the bookstore
Make a family trip to a local bookstore. Take turns as a family reading books aloud to each other.
Use abridged books
Offer the student a selection of abridged books. These will pose less of a barrier to the young reader.
Praise and reward
Praise and reward the student for reading a book. Even if the reward is only verbal praise, it will encourage the child the read another book.
Give the child a special allowance to buy books.
Get a magazine subscription
Give the child a subscription to a favorite magazine.
Offer special incentives
Offer special incentives to the student to encourage reading. For example, let the child stay up late to read a book.