Turning Students Into Readers with First Chapter Friday

September 08, 2019

If you'd like to add read alouds to your secondary English Language Arts classroom, but you aren't sure that you want to commit to reading an entire novel, why not try out First Chapter Friday and expose your students to a variety of high interest books? In this #2ndaryELA Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they select the books to spotlight, how it fits into their classroom routine, and what to do after reading. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
If you'd like to add read alouds to your secondary English Language Arts classroom, but you aren't sure that you want to commit to reading an entire novel, why not try out First Chapter Friday and expose your students to a variety of high interest books? This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about First Chapter Friday. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they select the books that they spotlight. Teachers also shared how First Chapter Friday fits into the routine of their classes.

Scroll down to read through the chat. You'll get ideas about other read alouds to incorporate into your instruction and what do do with students during and after reading.  You'll also find out what to do with the books that you've highlighted and some highly recommended titles.

Hope you'll join us next week for another chat. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.



If you'd like to add read alouds to your secondary English Language Arts classroom, but you aren't sure that you want to commit to reading an entire novel, why not try out First Chapter Friday and expose your students to a variety of high interest books? In this #2ndaryELA Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they select the books to spotlight, how it fits into their classroom routine, and what to do after reading. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.

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