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Drop! Everything! And! Read!

DEAR Time.⁠ ⁠ Kids know what this is, and the DEAR routine, from elementary school.⁠ ⁠

Drop!⁠ Everything!⁠ And! ⁠ Read!⁠ ⁠ During DEAR Time, students choose any book they want and quietly and independently read somewhere in the classroom.⁠ ⁠ It's a special time of the school day, and a needed change of pace, usually after recess or lunch hour.⁠ ⁠ Try implementing DEAR Time in your home.⁠ ⁠ Get everyone in the family on board, with a book of choice, and read in a designated time.⁠ ⁠ Maybe it will become a new family habit!⁠

Here are a few lists to get going:

Great Books for Teen Boys

Good Reads: Book Lists for Teens

Best Classic Books for Teens ⁠

New York Times Book Lists for Kids & Teens Free Subscription for Students ⁠ ⁠ For more tips and ideas about what to do during school closures, check our COVID19 Resource page regularly. We're updating it often.⁠

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