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June 1, 2016

#100ReasonstoRead: Classroom Edition #2

This is the second post in a series where teachers tell us how they celebrate reading in their classrooms. Today’s post is written by Ms. Bagai, a fifth grade teacher from California.



When I asked my 5th graders to give reasons why they read, here were some of

their replies:

“I can read anywhere.”

“Reading helps me learn.”

“It’s a fun thing to do when I’m bored.”

“Books help me answer questions I don’t know.”

“It can help me solve problems.”

“Reading extends my vocabulary.”

“When I read, I think and imagine about what I’m reading.”

“When I read something interesting, I become curious and I want to read more and more.”

“The facts inside books are fascinating and amazing.”

“Reading improves my English.”

“It’s part of getting me ready for college or a job.”


What are some of your students’ reasons to read?



About the author: Seema Bagai is a fifth grade teacher from Southern California.

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5 Responses

  1. Amy Wu

    Reading does a body good! :) Bravo Seema!

  2. Jeannie Lin

    What smart kids!

  3. Carolyn C.

    Great! I especially like the comment that reading is fun if you are bored. Not many kids say that any more. They seem to all want to be hooked up to a video game. Nice job, Seema!

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