“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
Reading Magic is a unique program designed by TREE to help a school build a strong reading culture in its primary division. It can be used as a supplement to any curriculum. During this time, a TREE reading specialist will visit the school twice a week and work closely with teachers in their classrooms. She will also work closely with the school librarian.
The program includes the following:
TREE will provide curated book lists for classroom libraries for each grade level. The book lists will include books for read a-louds, books for novel study (in grades 3, 4, and 5), and books for independent reading. Additionally, the book list will include a
wide range of books to encourage students to read for pleasure.
CLASSROOM LIBRARY CURATION
The TREE specialist will help teachers set up their classroom libraries and reading spaces. Set up will include the logistics of checking books out and in, how to organize and display books, and how to create friendly and comfortable reading spaces for
children. It will also include ways to make reading visible (posters, art work, pictures of favourite books etc.)
WORKSHOPS & COACHING
The TREE specialist will conduct a series of workshops to help primary teachers become familiar with high quality children’s literature and become adept at conducting read-alouds and other reading related activities with their students. The TREE specialist will also observe teachers do read-alouds and give them feedback.