rethink my Reader’s Workshop approach.
In the early days of my teaching career, I tried hard to get all my
students to love reading. I had a strong
passion to make reading appealing since I had always struggled with reading and
hadn’t found the joy of reading until I was an adult. As a teacher I wanted to share my new love
for reading with my students, but the more I taught and the more trainings I
had on other approaches the less I tried to find the perfect books for each of
my students. Its like the more you put
on your plate, you don’t always realize what is falling off of it.
reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller, my passion for
teaching my students to love reading came back stronger than ever. I have made independent reading time a
priority! My students are loving to read. They also enjoy getting to choose their own books.
One student who was reading below grade level and not very interested in
reading has found a series she is loving.
She has now read three books in the series! Wow, I’m so excited. My kids have several books piled on their
desk just waiting to read next. My students are also
talking about books! I love hearing students recommend books to other students.
you Donalyn Miller for giving me back my passion for teaching kids to love
reading! Teaching is much more fun when the kids are beaming with excitement as they tell you about the books they are reading!