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.

AASL Standards 2010

Books that Formed my Reading Philosophy


 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 many reluctant readers into readers. I highly recommend these two books to anyone who wants to learn about encouraging a love of reading.

Reader’s Rights

I really like this blog post which tells reluctant readers their rights.

ALA’s Bill of Rights Brochure:

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