Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs - Students will read if they choose the books. They will write with voice and clarity if they have the ability to express their thoughts. They can change from reluctant to inspired readers if it happens on their own terms. All you have to do is flip the experience, turning the practice of reading on its head by making them the creators of their own learning.
Meet your students' varying needs with motivating student through choice by using choice boards in the classroom to differentiate during novel units, homework assignments, author studies, and other units of study.
NEWSELA is a great, free online resource because it allows a student to choose his/her own lexile level to read level appropriate articles. This activity has seven templates to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards for ELA, history and science.