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ERIC Number: EJ896437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Becoming a Classroom of Readers
Miller, Donalyn
Educational Leadership, v67 n6 p30-35 Mar 2010
Studies have shown that voracious reading improves students' academic performance in a variety of realms. In this article, 6th grade teacher Donalyn Miller explains how she has helped her students become committed readers. Her students are required to read at least 40 books each year in a variety of genres and styles. She gives them time to read every day and teaches them to find hidden time in the school day to read. Instead of teaching whole-class novels, she allows students to choose their own books. To build and assess their comprehension skills, the author conducts book talks and facilitates small-group discussions, and her students share their reading experiences with enthusiasm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A