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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2015 August

Use Textbook Treasure Hunts to get Students to Read their Textbooks

Are you having trouble getting your students to read their homework assignments? You know the information is important to their future success as a practitioner, but students don’t always see the value of real books in today’s technology-heavy environment.

Send them on a textbook treasure hunt.

Choose a chapter or section and have students find the most important idea or scenario in that section. Direct them to actually write it down and explain why they think it’s the most important point of the section. (Do this for homework to be discussed later in class, or use it as a classroom activity.)