Free Three Ways to Read a Book posters are the perfect addition to your classroom library or your classroom decorations!
During the first month of school, during read-to-self, I would have at least one student say, “But I can’t read!”
It breaks my heart every time!
Why? Well, there are two reasons.
- We haven’t learned about growth mindset, YET! #seewhatididthere
- They don’t realize that there is more than one way to “read” a book.
Thus, these reading posters were born!
FREE Three Ways to Read a Book Posters
They are PERFECT for your classroom library.
But the truth is, you can put them anywhere in your room!
These posters remind the kids that there is more than one way to read a book.
#1 – Read the Pictures
Students can “read” the book by “reading” the pictures! Simply look at the picture and describe what is happening.
#2 – Read the Words
This is the traditional way to read. Decode the text to make meaning. This is what many kindergarteners think they must be doing during reading time. While reading the words is fabulous (and they will get there), it is not the only way to read!
#3 – Retell the Story
Have they heard the story before? Students can “read” a book by retelling the story!
Using the Posters
By starting any independent reading time by pointing out and explaining these cute (if I may say so myself ) posters, you’ll avoid any of those heart-wrenching “But I can’t read!” comments!
Most importantly, you’ll avoid having those little ones feel like they can’t participate because they can’t read.
I like to take a read aloud and model these three ways to read a book to my students. After all, monkey see, monkey do.
I think teaching students that reading is more than decoding text is vital, so I’ve shared these posters for FREE!
What do you do to encourage your students they are readers before they can decode? Share with us in the comments below! ??