Taking a purposeful pause in my day to day activities to focus on how much growth my students have made in there reading skills is one of the reasons I appreciate the 180 Awards so much.
When I was a struggling reader, it was suspenseful, mysterious, and scary books that were my bridge to becoming an avid reader. This is why, each year, I look forward to teaching Workshop #6 - Poe: The Master of Horror.
I am a HUGE believer in motivating my students through recognizing and celebrating their efforts and accomplishments. Certificates are just one of the ways I enjoy showing my students I notice how great they are.
One of my favorite things is getting awesome ideas from other READ 180 teachers and they never disappoint with the cool ideas. When I visited the classroom of another teacher in the district, she had her paperbacks in small crates on a book shelf. It was exactly what I needed to merge some of my libraries.
In ITS Part 1, there is information that shows how incredibly helpful ITS can be when planning for lessons at school and at home. The ITS is also a vital part of how I teach my whole and small group lessons.
Stage B READ 180 Classroom Teacher | JOPLIN, MO