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ERIC Number: EJ874112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Policies Can Follow Practices
Roser, Nancy
Language Arts, v87 n3 p211-214 Jan 2010
Roser discusses how both teachers and librarians, whom she calls the preservers of children's reading, should cling tightly to three essential practices to ensure that our children read more, read better, and read more widely. She argues we should: a) keep the classroom library viable; b) preserve, protect, and defend time for self-selected reading; and c) make certain there are shared texts to talk over or to "do" something about. Regardless of instructional climate, level of student, number of benchmark assessments, surety of supervisors, quoted and misquoted reports, and curricula that leans toward "one size fits all," Roser argues that teachers help to ensure that kids read both in school and beyond when they help make for access, choice, time, and talk in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A