Sunday, January 12, 2014

Reading in the Wild

On my Kindle this week is

I read Donalyn Miller's Book Whisperer from cover the cover, follow her on Twitter and know her passion is contagious.
I am sure there is nothing "brand new" in this "NEW" book; however, certainly in an education world dominated by CCSS and Racing to the Top, it is important to stop and think about what parents, teachers and readers have known in their hearts forever.

If you want kids to read:
1. Model reading: Talk about what you are reading and why.
2. Make time for reading. If we value it, we plan for it and make time in school.
3. Carry a book with you. Or your Kindle!
4. Have a variety of reading material - allow choice.  We are all different.
5. Read aloud. We've heard that before!

I can't help but make a text-to-text connection to a post earlier this week over at the Nerdy Book Club

If we want kids to read, let them read. Don't insist on perfection or just right books.    Let them see themselves as, "Readers."

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