Last month's sub binder was a HUGE hit and went viral, so thanks so much! I appreciate the pins and repins, I truly do!
So looking at my title, you're probably thinking, what does reading have to do with subs? Reading has a lot to do with subs (I think so anyway lol) We read the lesson plans (well most of us do), but that's not what I meant by reading.
I can pretty much guarantee that there is a read aloud time in your schedule. I try to bring my own books from home, so that they are 'special' and not necessarily something in the teacher's library. On the other hand, I do love reading the author of the month books, like Robert Munsch, Eric Carle, etc.
What kinds of books have I brought and read to kids? Stuff from local book shops (mine closed a few years ago, boo!), local author books, and just some no name brand books. I find that they hold the kiddos interest better because it's not something they've seen before (I do love me some SkippyJon Jones though and David books).
This is a fave and the kids love counting with me and watching out for the cat.'
Another reason a sub doing a read aloud is great, is that it's a chance for the sub to connect with the class. I can't but help share my love for reading with the kids and they can see that. I also tend to use voices (hello SkippyJon!) when reading and they love that!
With the older kids, I tend to read when they are reading. Yes, I can still keep an eye on the class (peripheral vision). But they think it is the COOLEST thing ever that I'm reading when they are. And no, it's not romance haha! I try to either read a young adult book when I'm there or a mystery book.
In Vegas, I went to one of Danny Brassell's sessions and he said that's what teachers should do. Read when the kids read and not work on grading papers or sit at your computer. The kids will be more involved.
I still remember the time I was reading a book in a 3rd grade class that was having a hard time doing the 'reading to self" bit and were super noisy. But some kids started shushing others so that they wouldn't disturb Ms. T while she was reading and pretty soon, every one was reading. They were also interested in what I was reading and what was about. They thought it was cool that I like mystery and suspense books.
There is a sub tub freebie that goes along with it...it's a rate the book freebie and some bookmarks your sub can hand out to the kids.
Click here to get it!
So the seconds freebie is a tad different than norm. It's not something that you would put in your sub tub, but something that you would put in your library.
So what this reading area poster set has is posters with reading quotes and a little graphic. There are also quotes from movie/book characters with graphics. I put them in landscape and in portrait options both.
Here's a peek :)
Click the cover or this link to grab them!