Standard II. Literacy and Reading
“Candidates promote reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. Candidates
are aware of major trends in children’s and young adult literature and select reading
materials in multiple formats to support reading for information, reading for pleasure, and reading for lifelong learning. Candidates use a variety of strategies to reinforce classroom reading instruction to address the diverse needs and interests of all readers.” ALA.org
There are a few books which have made a lasting impact on my reading philosophy. One of the most influential was a book called The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. She also wrote another one called Reading in the Wild. These books teach a person how to cultivate a love of reading. I’ve implemented Miller’s strategies in my classroom for years and have successfully converted several reluctant readers into readers. I highly recommend these two books to anyone who wants to learn about encouraging a love of reading.