5 Summary

This unit has focused on how you can develop a positive reading environment in your classroom.

Reading in any language has a crucial role to play in creating independent learners and increasing their educational attainment. Reading is the basis of a student‘s success at all levels of education. Developing good reading habits is vital to a child’s future – not just academically, but in everyday life as well. Students with good reading habits learn more about the world around them and develop an interest in language and in other cultures. Reading leads to asking questions and seeking answers, which expands students’ knowledge on a constant basis.

Other Elementary English teacher development units on this topic are:

  • Letters and sounds of English
  • Storytelling
  • Shared reading
  • Planning around a text
  • Developing and monitoring reading.

4 Creating books of the students’ words and pictures