RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
reading to dogs
Mon Dec 12, 2011 00:00

What an awesome motivator! My 2 huge weimaraners, Wrigley and Cooper would never be calm enough to come to my classroom with 23 kindergarten students but I do hope one day my son is able to curl up with a good book and read to them. I remember seeing on the news, maybe last year, about the AP that brought her yellow lab to school for reading motivation. He too had been through the training and appeared to be extremely comfortable with kids laying beside him reading. I'm sure it is the perfect listening, nonjudgmental ear that struggling readers need.

  • dogs - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 22:52
    I have had this done before in my room with my own dog. He took a class on reading with children and it was quite funny with what he had to do in training. The results in my classroom when they read... more
    • reading to dogs - Ruth Ann Timmons, Mon Dec 12 00:00
      • re: reading to dogs - landersgl, Wed Dec 14 20:43
        I really like the idea of having your students reading to dogs - as long as it's the right dog and not a distraction. I have seen students read to rabbits in the class and the kids love it, and it is ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011