I’ve stressed this from the very beginning of my blog writing days and I will continue to do so! It’s so important that readers feel like they are part of a reading community in your classroom. This not only builds confidence and excitement, but it also creates lifelong readers. I’ve come up with a new list of books that I recommend adding to your classroom library. Reading these books at the beginning of the year and then coming back to them throughout the year will help establish a community of readers! The main purpose behind reading these is to share a love of reading with your readers. These books all show a character interacting with books in a positive way, even if some struggle with the idea at first.
A community of readers is simply a place where everyone feels like a reader, is excited about reading and engages in discussions about what they read. If you don’t have these books yet, I recommend checking them out! Now, don’t think you need to actually purchase all these, except for your very favorite choices. As you’ll see, many of these I snagged from the library. Otherwise, Amazon and Scholastic Book Clubs provides many wonderful books.