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Reading and Role Models

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Reading & Role Models
Introduce students to community role models while creating new reading opportunities
Once a month, invite a member of the community to come to school and talk about their work.  
In preparation for each visitor, work with school and town librarians to build a suggested reading list for the highlighted profession.
Ask each student to read a book about the job they are most interested in and prepare a few questions for that visitor.
Why It Works:
Encourages students to read about a topic that interests them
Can be easily structured/altered to fit your school's schedule
Gives community members opportunity to engage with kids
Programmer
Artist
Career and Book Pairing Ideas
Veterinarian
Musician
Game Warden
ER Vets
The Dot
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
My Side of the Mountain
Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently