Every content area has iconic and powerful pictures. How can we use those to spark curiosity & thinking? Librarian Colette Huxford-Kinnett shares the See~Think~Wonder strategy which can be used across grades & content areas.
How can we combine a puzzle and a pre-reading strategy that works across content areas?
Non-fiction text is often not what students gravitate to. How can we use it spark their curiosity & jump start the learning?
We live in a very visual world. How can we use images to activate our students’ curiosity and thinking?
Book talks are a great way to get kids excited about a book. Let’s look at 2 more ways to pique kids’ curiosity!
Kahoot is a well loved review tool. What about using it at the beginning to get the wheels of curiosity spinning?
Getting the brain ready to learn is an often overlooked step. Let’s explore some strategies!
Sometimes students don’t like reading because they haven’t found the right book yet. Let’s change that!
As discussed in last month’s column, it is our job, and our joy — it’s all about attitude you know — to help our students generate an interest in non-fiction texts; however, these texts often present more of a challenge for our students.
Do you want to generate interest in non-fiction? Then start reading it yourself. Fifteen years ago when my then high school principal walked into the library and told me that we needed to start doing more with non-fiction, I thought, “Please, no.” I was a romance, verse novel aficionado. But he was correct. Non-fiction is important.