One of my goals this year is to implement FVR or Free Voluntary Reading. Mike Peto’s presentation at NTPRS really inspired me. I am ready to go and VERY convinced that I need to start this year. THEN! I heard the Musicuentos Black Box podcast by Justin Slocum Bailey about FVR, and I want to email all of the parents and tell them that their students should have started reading in Spanish yesterday! Do yourself a favor and listen to it!
Mike mentions some great books to include in your library. I bought copies of some of the TPRS Publishers (and I would like to buy more- shout out to my department head!) Some of the other books he suggests include: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, magazines and popular kids books. I have found many of these at Scholastic Warehouse Sales. (I know, I know! I went through my boxes, and I had so many books just sitting there! Sigh…) They are happening now all over the country. If one is not near you, continue to check the website. They also have a lot of sales closer to the holidays.
So now, I challenge you to watch the video, build a library and start FVR!