Do these quotes speak to you about your reading life? It is like they are screaming out to me because of my ever growing to-be-read pile. I love having a reading stack and find comfort in it, but I also need to be more intentional about carving out more time to read. I decided to come up with an opportunity for all the wonderful readers who have “TBR” stacks.
Donalyn Miller author of The Book Whisperer states, “Although I never state it outright to my students, my mandate that they read and the enthusiasm I show for books sends a powerful message. I want students to know that I see each of them as a reader. All students in the class are readers – yes, with varying levels of readiness and interest – but readers nonetheless. I must believe that my students are readers – or will be readers- so they believe it (pg. 23).” It is important to believe that all our students are readers and that we help them grow into motivated readers who develop habits of lifelong readers. (more…)