Flashlight Friday enhances independent reading

Students in Mrs. Wilson's Language Arts classroom utilized "Flashlight Friday" to enhance their independent reading with small flashlights. Students self-selected flexible seating from a variety of choices (café tables reminiscent of Starbucks lounges, small cushions, and partner areas) and found a space they felt they could do their best work. Students used flashlights to help them highlight intrinsic and extrinsic character traits of their independent fiction characters. Others opted to read independently from electronic reading libraries.