This seminar will offer ways for teachers to encourage students to increase their recreational reading in grades 3-6. These students have learned the skills needed to read, but now need the opportunity to experience the wide world of literature. Ideas for encouraging students’ reading will be shared such as unique book reports, class book sharing, and incentive programs for beyond classroom reading. As students have multiple experiences with literature, they learn the joy of reading.
Mary Poole began her teaching career in her hometown, Fayetteville, North Carolina. After teaching in Fayetteville, she began teaching with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Colombia, South America. She has taught in Raleigh and has been at Trinity Academy of Raleigh for the last eight years. She is always lookig for new ways to make the material "come alive" for her students. Mary believes that learning should be fun and memorable. She wants her classroom to be the place her students want to come daily because they are cared about and are learning.