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  • Volume of books as well as willingness to stick with books recommended by peers longer.
  • Creating and sharing reading plans. Follow through.


  • 1. Creating Reading Communities Online and Off Donalyn Miller NCTE 2013
  • 2. www.slideshare.net/donalynm @donalynbooks
  • 3. Who is in your reading community?
  • 4. Benefits of Reading Communities
  • 5. Increase how much you read.
  • 6. Foster connections with other readers.
  • 7. Challenge you to stretch.
  • 8. Suggest titles for additional reading.
  • 9. Encourage mindfulness about what you read and share.
  • 10. Improve your enjoyment and appreciation for what you
  • 11. Inspire you to write.
  • 12. “Reading Teacher (RT): a teacher who reads and a reader who teaches” Commeyras, Bisplinghoff and Olson (2003)
  • 13. “Students should have guidance and frequent opportunities to work with teachers and other students as a community of learners, observing their teachers as readers and writers. —NCTE Position on the Teaching of English
  • 14. read for pleasure are more likely to use recommended literacy practices in their classrooms than those teachers who do not engage in pleasure reading.
  • 15. They are more likely to recognize that reading is a social activity and to provide opportunity for students to talk about their reading. Morrison, Jacobs, and Swinyard (1999); McKool & Gespass (2009)
  • 16. 56% of unenthusiastic readers did not have a teacher who shared a love of reading, while 64% of enthusiastic readers did have such a teacher. --Nathanson, Pruslow and Levitt (2008)
  • 17. readers are motivated to read, are both strategic and knowledgeable readers, and are socially interactive about what they read. These qualities show up in their classroom interactions and help create students who are, in turn, engaged readers.”
  • 18. Find an epicenter reader.
  • 19. Epicenter Readers • John Schumacher (@mrschureads) – Watch. Connect. Read. blog – Goodreads – Twitter • Teri Lesesne (@professornana) – Professor Nana blog – Twitter
  • 20. Epicenter Readers in Our Classrooms
  • 21. www.nerdybookclub.com www.nerdybookclub.com
  • 22. Every reader has value and a voice in our community.
  • 23. “It’s a fact: people can survive without books. People can even have wonderful, full lives without books. But they can’t long endure without community…” —C. Alexander London