When the academic year opened this August, I required students to borrow books from the library. Each grade level has a required number of books to borrow for the academic year. When they meet the required number, they are assured of clearance from the library at the end of the academic year. This delighted teachers and parents. The regular book geeks did not find it impossible to read 15, 20, 30, 40 books in ten months. But the reluctant readers found the requirement daunting.
This is where reading guidance come in.
We have since seen a spike in our book circulation!
So far, we're sailing on smoothly. By month's end, I'll have access to the book circulation statistics of students. I plan to focus on those who've not borrowed one single title and help them make a good reading choice.
What do you do in your school to campaign for books and reading?