So how do you equip your “travelers” for their reading journeys?
In Chapter 2 of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller, she focuses on her belief that everybody is a reader, and as such, is along for the ride. No one gets to opt out for any reason. In addition to building confidence in students who haven’t seen themselves as readers in the past, this is also a great community/team-building strategy in the classroom. Miller’s first day “book frenzy” is a wonderful start to the journey she leads her class on each year.
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