Dreams lurk in books. We must never forget that. We have been given the privilege of this life in teaching. Let us have the strength to start where they are and lead them.
choose to read for a variety of purposes
build on previous reading experiences to construct new understandings
use reading strategies to make sense of their reading
discuss their reading with others
Classroom environments where students are challenged and excited by their reading include:
access to a wide variety of texts
strategies for ways to choose texts for different purposes
personal choice in selecting texts
personalized reading strategy instruction
extended periods of time to read and respond to texts
opportunities to discuss reading
Richard L. Allington and Rachael E. Gabriel. Every Child, Every Day (2012)
Layne, Steven L. Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers. (2009)
The Act of Reading: Instructional Foundations and Policy Guidelines: This publication from NCTE includes an explanation of what reading is and outlines foundations for effective reading instruction based on research.
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