When a student tells me that they dislike or even hate reading and I ask them why, overwhelmingly the reason is because, "I'm not good at it." READ 180 helps us to set up our students for success not only with their independent reading, but also in developing an enjoyment of reading that they can build on. Here are a couple purposeful steps that you can take to get your students on the right track to loving independent reading… or at least liking it.
Make sure they are choosing books that are in their Independent Reading Lexile Range. We make Lexile Range cards after their beginning of year Reading Inventory. My students keep them in the front of their binders in a pencil pouch, so they are easily accessible each time they are choosing a new book. I have also used 3X5 notecards that were folded in half twice, making 4 columns. I like these pre-made cards because I can pull it up on my interactive board and point right to where they are supposed to fill in.