Motivation to Read - Ideas how to decorate the classroom in a creative and inviting way so children/students will want to read. A variety of books they can select from and an inviting reading area is important.
Reading Incentive: We're Reading to Build a Snowman Bulletin Board. As students read books, they add a slip of paper to the snowman. When all the pink paper gets covered, class earns a treat. Could adapt this for returning books on time?
Teaching Genres Teaching genres is an activity I learned about in EDUC This activity helps students figure out what type of genre their book is, which helps students better comprehend their reading material.
First Grade Essentials and What I Have Learned in my 15 Years as a First Grade Teacher