Remember: Teaching Reading

Some givensā€¦things we want to remember about teaching reading:

  • Discussion, discussion, discussion. Talk about books with students.
  • Relatable choices; build community to discover choices
  • It is okay to put books down
  • Choice
  • Know students enough to offer them choices
  • Read whenever there is downtime; Reading habits
  • Use resources like Goodreads, Twitter, award winning sites (like American Library Association: Caldecott and Newbery)
  • Reading for meaning; various purposes
  • Formative assessments in a non-standardized way; genuine learning
  • Space. How classroom is set up to create an environment that promotes reading?