Sparking An Interest in Reading

Hooking kids on reading can be a challenge, especially for struggling readers. Click on the links below for ideas and resources that may help you spark your students' interest in reading:

Web-based Resources for Sparking Reading

  • Good Reads - Meet your next favorite book at Good Reads:
  • iConn - Use Connecticut's virtual library to find books, get recommendations for your next book, and research topics at - free to all CT residents 24/7 with a library card number and access to a computer that is connected to the Web; also available in all public schools and libraries:
  • Shelfari - Join a community of readers and learn about your favorite books at Shelfari: