The Missouri Reader Vol. 43, Issue 1 | Page 10


So, which idea will you try in your classroom? Here’s a bit of advice to guide your thinking: Choose one of the ideas and try it in your own reading first. For example, you might start by reading books online or finding book reviews for your students. Or, you might create a reading wall for yourself and add tiles showcasing the texts you are reading to ultimately present as a model for your students. If you are ready for a little more creativity, create a digital emoticon chart or playlist using your class read aloud to show students some new possibilities for reading response. Regardless of what you choose, your willingness to explore technology and try new ways of connecting and engaging your readers is sure to inspire your students.

To find out more about Dr. Affinito’s ideas go to her website and have a look at her new book.


Dr. Stephanie Affinito offers a wide variety of things on her website including the twitter chat pictured above. visit her website to see them all!