<p><b>The Joyful Reading Resource Kit</b> <p>All children deserve a chance to learn to love reading. <i>The Joyful Reading Resource Kit</i> offers teachers an impressive array of tools, resources, and activities for getting students at all levels excited about reading while developing their proficiency in comprehension. Serving as a companion to <i>Joyful Reading</i>, the book offers teachers everything they need to implement the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Reading (SEM-R), a differentiated instructional approach that encourages students to read independently for a period of time each day on books of their own choice. Implemented in three phases, the SEM-R program has been shown by research to improve fluency and comprehension among at-risk students. <i>The Joyful Reading Resource Kit</i> includes: <ul> <li>Reproducible “bookmarks” for scaffolding students in critical thinking and comprehension activities</li> <li>Extensive lists of recommended books</li> <li>Tips for supporting students in selection of appropriately challenging books</li> <li>Materials for managing independent reading in the classroom, including log sheets, five-minute conference tips, writing prompts, assessment rubrics, and a reading growth chart</li> <li>Exciting enrichment resources to develop students’ reading interests, including a survey form, online books, Web-based activities, and Renzulli Learning resources</li> <li>Hands-On Creativity activities that help students elaborate ideas, develop fluency, brainstorm, and much more</li> <li>Reproducible X-ploration projects on varied topics that students can pursue independently at their own pace</li> </ul> <p><i>The Joyful Reading Resource Kit</i> is<i></i> a vital<i></i> compendium not only for classroom teachers but also for parents and after-school educators who wish to support students in discovering the rich rewards and delights of reading.