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ERIC Number: EJ1170683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Through the Sliding Glass Door: #EmpowerTheReader
Johnson, Nancy J.; Koss, Melanie D.; Martinez, Miriam
Reading Teacher, v71 n5 p569-577 Mar-Apr 2018
This article seeks to complicate the understanding of Bishop's (1990) metaphor of mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, with particular emphasis on sliding glass doors and the emotional connections needed for readers to move through them. The authors begin by examining the importance of the reader and the characters he or she meets. Next, the authors extend Bishop's metaphor by exploring the role of readers' emotional connections to texts and characters. The authors then make recommendations for selecting appropriate books, linking books thematically, and guiding readers in ways to respond. They conclude with a call to action for teachers to consider their responsibility to #EmpowerTheReader.
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Language: English
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