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New Books

Most classrooms have a small library of books from which students can choose during reading time. They often get books from the library as well. However, you may notice that students will continuously get the same books that they have seen in the room or that other students have read. Once a week or even more often, introduce a "brand-new" book to the class by reading it aloud. This works for picture books. You can also read the first few chapters of a chapter book for more advanced readers. To continue to encourage students to try new books, you may want to have them make reviews of the books that they read. These can be posted on a reading bulletin board.

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