Reading is a passion with me, but I don’t remember any required reading in elementary school that I immediately loved. As a teacher, that should have sent up a red flag long ago. If no teacher ignited my passion for reading, what did? How can I help my students crave books?
The basics of what I believe in my soul:
◊ Children love books they choose themselves, or are recommended by their friends.
◊ If they love the book, they will read more.
◊ More reading leads to better reading, and better vocabulary, spelling, and grammar.
Follow my journey as I implement a Reader’s Workshop in my sixth grade classroom this fall. I already use Writer’s Workshop to inspire writers, so I hope Reader’s Workshop will motivate readers to new heights.
On my Kindle: Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin