20+ Ways to Spark Reading Love


Presenter: Shannon Anderson
Core Area: 
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Learning Environment 4A; Data-Driven Practice 5B, 5D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Do your students need some inspiration to make reading exciting? If they’re having difficulty with reading assignments or just plain find it boring, this session is for you! In this 1-hour course, Shannon Anderson dives deep into what you can do to pique your students’ interests with fun activities and foster a lifelong love for reading.

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Reading for pleasure leads to improved reading comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary development, spelling, and grammar usage. So how do you instill a love of reading for the sake of reading? How do you get kids excited about the actual act of experiencing stories and reading text?

Shannon Anderson has discovered many ways to spark excitement for getting and reading books during her 25 years of teaching at the elementary level. Explore over 20 strategies you can use to spark a love of reading for years to come in your classroom, library, or home!

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to pique students’ reading interests
  • How to help students become engaged in reading
  • How to support students with reading difficulties
  • Exciting strategies to inspire a lifelong love for reading

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457 reviews for 20+ Ways to Spark Reading Love

  1. Selena – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This is a great course! She had so many fun activities that I plan to use this coming year.

  2. Ernesto – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This is a great course that allows teachers to explore many different ways to get students excited about reading. The strategies mentioned in this course are really helpful for elementary, but also for secondary level teachers to engage students in reading and get them excited about learning.

  3. Maria – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of great ideas to promote reading in your classroom.

  4. Jimmy – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Ms. Anderson did a great job of supplying many varied ways to help reluctant readers find a way to love reading.

  5. Krystal – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed some of the suggestions

  6. Stephanie – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave a lot of great ideas on how to SPARK the LOVE for reading.

  7. Alicia – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course! It gave me lots of new ideas on how to boost my students’ reading life.

  8. Jared – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    The course provided many helpful activities geared toward an elementary school audience. The course was easy to follow.

  9. Cristina – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas to get students reading!!!

  10. Stacia – CHISUM ISD (verified owner)


  11. Araceli – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of strategies to use, simple and easy. Love it!

  12. Jessica – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    Great ideas to take into next year and beyond!

  13. Blaire – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Useful ideas and links to share. Thanks!

  14. Darla – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    I loved hearing all about her ideas and how she used each one in her classroom. It looks like she might have created students who also learned that they loved to read too.

  15. Patricia – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave me some great ideas to implement into my 6th grade classroom. It was definitely geared for elementary teachers, however, with some adaptations middle school teachers will be able to use many of these ideas.

  16. Ann – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    There are some great ideas to implement in any classroom.

  17. Karen – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Provided great ideas to support reading.

  18. Michelle – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    This course is jam packed full of applicable strategies to help students gain a love of reading in all grade levels.

  19. Richard – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    This was a neat course on ways to spark a love for reading. It starts of a tad slow, but gives a lot of great ideas on how you can spark a love of reading in your classroom.

  20. Georgina – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good course where they gave us different activities to incorporate reading in our classrooms.

  21. Jodi – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Shannon is interesting to listen to and has great ideas. Please add more courses by Shannon.

  22. Brittany – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course! It provided so many great ideas that I cannot wait to take back to my classroom. It was engaging to listen to.

  23. Yvonne – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative with numerous examples of how to motivate students to read.

  24. Maricruz – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Lot and Lots of great information, resources and reading ideas!

  25. Kathy – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    I really liked this course. Shannon Anderson is one of my favorite presenters. There are several of her ideas that I would like to try with my next group of students.

  26. Karen – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course! i have many different ideas that I would like to implement in my classroom next year.

  27. Cleo – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    In this course, Shannon really goes out of her way to tell you them many different ways for students to enjoy reading in your classroom/school. You will love this session.

  28. Kealey – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I learned multiple new ideas to get students interested in reading!

  29. Hanna – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this!

  30. Crystal – Pilot (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course because there were a lot of ways to spark reading that were new to me. I can’t wait to use the book fairy, or the book tasting!

  31. Julie – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course with so many great ideas!

  32. Robin – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    It was well presented, streamlined and to the point.

  33. Brandi – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    This course was interesting because there were many great suggestions for getting students to read. Many of the ideas were out of the box.

  34. Criselda – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    I loved all the reading strategies presented to instill the love of reading to students.

  35. Patricia – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I was hoping for more specific strategies on how to help students find interest in reading – many of these seemed more about obtaining books, helping students choose books, building a library, etc.

  36. Leonorilda – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas! I have created a Star bucks cafe and the kids loved it!

  37. Carly – ANDREWS ISD (verified owner)

    This course was full of great ideas for sparking a love for reading in young students. These ideas are things that will easily be put into place in your classroom.

  38. Dora – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    Great information and ideas!

  39. Clarissia – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    I loved it!

  40. Sarah – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    A lot of great ideas!

  41. Heather – NORWALK CITY (verified owner)

    So many great ideas; some are a bit exhausting to think about implementing. Definitely more suited to elementary grades than secondary although a few could be adapted to inspire older students.


    This was an interesting course that gave great suggestions for reading activities.

  43. Rebecca – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This is an excellent course that provides a multitude of ideas to help students fall in love with reading.

  44. Michele – SYLVANIA SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    I thought this course was very good. It had some great ideas to get kids interested in reading and become life long readers.

  45. Tracy – NORWALK CITY (verified owner)

    Lots of great options were provided.

  46. Leslie – NORWALK CITY (verified owner)

    What great ideas to improve reading in my classroom.

  47. Tierney – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    This course has great, practical ideas!

  48. Stacey – NORWALK CITY (verified owner)

    It was amazing! Lots of great ideas!

  49. Katherine – Defiance City Schools (verified owner)

    great for elementary but can adapt a few things for higher levels

  50. Kim – St Marys City Schools (verified owner)

    Many amazing ideas to get kids to love to read!

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