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ERIC Number: EJ860984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Reading: Making It Personal Again--Now Serving PIE to Hungry Readers
Hobbs, Nancy; Oleynik, Myra; Sacco, Kristen
School Library Monthly, v26 n3 p42-44 Nov 2009
Something wonderful happens when children are asked to choose their own books and are given ample time to read and discuss them. They become hungry readers with an appetite for books! This simple strategy was the basis for developing the program known as PIE (Personalized Independent Enrichment) and its recipe for reading success. The goal of the PIE program is for all students to be given access to books that they find interesting and are able to read. Understanding what kids like to read and are able to read is an important starting point for school librarians and teachers. In the PIE program, school librarians and teachers help students choose, discuss, and share the books they are reading on a regular basis. The school library is seen as the core of a dynamic reading program and not just a place students visit once a week. PIE also helps to establish the school librarian and teacher as equal partners in their quest to help students become readers. Students learn to articulate their own literary cravings with these significant adults who also must read to keep pace with their students. When this concept is established, students learn that authentic reading is not just a subject taught once a day, but is redefined as an enjoyable experience that actually feels good and keeps them coming back for more.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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