After reading Creative Readers, all I could this was this is great. I want to talk about a couple of my favorite parts of this interview.
Do you have special strategies for helping students with learning disabilities “meet the right book,” when they find reading to be such a chore?\
Becoming a teacher, this question is so important because we will all have a student with a learning disability at one point or another. She says that students need to feel they are successful at reading early on. This is so important because it is the being of a path. Students cannot avoid reading. Any job they go into, they will have to read something. Whether it is a textbook, instructions, or a note from the boss, they will need to read. If these feel they are successful at it, they won’t mind reading. Hopefully, they will enjoy it! At the end of her response for this question, she says her goal is to have the child finish one book and when they finish that book, they celebrate it! This will encourage them to read more and more and finish more and more books!
Please give us a list of the top 5 things that you do to inspire children to read.
The list she gives us are great for teachers to keep in mind for their classroom. One thing I think is so important is point #2, “I share my personal love of reading, model my reading, and talk about the books.” Teachers have one of the biggest influences on a child’s life because they are together so much. If you don’t like to do something, the kid will not want to do that either. This can be applied in every subject. Say you hate Mathematics. When you are teaching it, you don’t wanna say “Oh, I hate math”. If you hate math, they will become less and less interested and not even try anymore.
Overall, this interview had a lot of great points.
Until next time,
6 thoughts on “Creating Readers: Response”
I agree with you that reading is one of the most important fundamentals that you can learn and become proficient in during school, because you really do use it in every aspect of life. I also agree that we need to model our love for reading, because when children see your drive to read, they may want to try it too. Do you have an idea of how to begin modeling your reading dedication to children? Maybe just one scenario? I have a couple of my own ideas, but I always want to see what everyone else would say or do.
I think it would be cool to make a display of your favorite books for the kids to see. Just like a visual aid.
I agree with you one hundred percent because if you show your students that reading is very important because you are correct you need to make them realize that you have to read for not just school but also for jobs. I think also it is very important if you like the book you need to show the kids how you like it and how you model what the books about. Great Post
Glad you enjoyed this interview! I really like Donalyn Miller’s approach. And I can attest to the fact that it really works! ALL of my high school students read, once I started doing what she recommends.
I would definitely use these in my classroom!