Giving students voice and choice in their learning is critical for making learning meaningful and relevant to them. When students are able to choose how they demonstrate their learning, drive their own learning, and self-assess their work against a set of criteria, they are engaged in more deeper thinking and intrinsically motivated to learn.
Watch how this middle school teacher builds student choice into her classroom by providing options for what they will read in their book clubs, increasing their Motivation to read and participation in the class discussion. By using the P.I.C.K. (purpose, interest, comprehension, know) protocol, students identify a book that they are interested in and are able to read.
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Learn how CommonLit lets learners choose texts and related media from their digital library, expanding their Literacy Environment. By offering choice in what they read and how they read with personalization supports, learners maintain engagement and develop a greater love for reading.
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