A good portion of the English classroom is teaching literature. We teach how to read a book, why read it, and how to analyze what we read.
There are many different strategies in this article that relate to learning literature, including scaffolding, providing choices, and different modes of reading (reading aloud, books on tape, independent, or cooperative). While there are a lot of good ideas in this article that can spark ideas, there aren’t very many suggestions on how to get students excited about reading. I love reading, but others do not. Did you like to read? Did any teachers get you excited about reading? What suggestions do you have?