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  1. 1. Reading ladders<br />Creating Better <br />and <br />More Independent Readers<br />With<br />Teri S. Lesesne<br />SHSU DOLS<br />
  2. 2. Reaching Readers<br />Reading Ladders, <br />Podcasts, <br />YouTube book trailers, <br />Twitter<br />and much more<br />
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  6. 6. Bulwer-lyttonworst first lineannual contest2009 winners<br />
  7. 7. Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin&apos; off Nantucket Sound from the nor&apos; east and the dogs are howlin&apos; for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the &quot;Ellie May,&quot; a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin&apos; and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests.<br />
  8. 8. The wind dry-shaved the cracked earth like a dull razor--the double edge kind from the plastic bag that you shouldn&apos;t use more than twice, but you do; but Trevor Earp had to face it as he started the second morning of his hopeless search for Drover, the Irish Wolfhound he had found as a pup near death from a fight with a prairie dog and nursed back to health, stolen by a traveling circus so that the monkey would have something to ride. <br />
  9. 9. How best to pluck the exquisite Toothpick of Ramses from between a pair of acrimonious vipers before the demonic Guards of Nicobar returned should have held Indy&apos;s full attention, but in the back of his mind he still wondered why all the others who had agreed to take part in his wife&apos;s holiday scavenger hunt had been assigned to find stuff like a Phillips screwdriver or blue masking tape. <br />
  10. 10. She walked into my office on legs as long as one of those long-legged birds that you see in Florida - the pink ones, not the white ones - except that she was standing on both of them, not just one of them, like those birds, the pink ones, and she wasn&apos;t wearing pink, but I knew right away that she was trouble, which those birds usually aren&apos;t. <br />
  11. 11. Melinda woke up suddenly to the sound of her trailer being pounded with wind and hail, and she couldn&apos;t help thinking that if she had only put her prized hog up for adoption last May, none of this would be happening, no one would have gotten hurt, and she wouldn&apos;t be left with only nine toes, or be living in a mobile home park in Nebraska with a second-rate trapeze artist named Fred. <br />
  12. 12. Towards the dragon&apos;s lair the fellowship marched -- a noble human prince, a fair elf, a surly dwarf, and a disheveled copyright attorney who was frantically trying to find a way to differentiate this story from &quot;Lord of the Rings.&quot; <br />
  13. 13. On a fine summer morning during the days of the Puritans, the prison door in the small New England town of B----n opened to release a convicted adulteress, the Scarlet Letter A embroidered on her dress, along with the Scarlet Letters B through J, a veritable McGuffey&apos;s Reader of Scarlet Letters, one for each little tyke waiting for her at the gate. <br />
  14. 14. Where to begin?<br />New books<br />2009 award winners<br />
  15. 15. Printz<br />
  16. 16. Printz Honor Books<br />
  17. 17. Printz Honor Books<br />
  18. 18. Newbery<br />
  19. 19. Newbery Honor Books<br />
  20. 20. Newbery Honor Books<br />
  21. 21. Odyssey (best audio)<br />
  22. 22. Odyssey honor titles<br />
  23. 23. Top BBYA books<br />
  24. 24. BBYA top ten<br />
  25. 25. Quick Picks<br />
  26. 26. Quick picks<br />
  27. 27. Teens top ten<br />
  28. 28. Teens top ten<br />
  29. 29. Teens top ten<br />
  30. 30. New books are wonderful, but…<br />How do we begin to find the ones we need to share with our students?<br />
  31. 31.<br />Social networking <br />Book reviews<br />Discussions<br />Groups<br />
  32. 32. Private discussions<br />
  33. 33. Comparing books and reviews<br />
  34. 34. Other sites similar to this<br />Shelfari<br /><br />Library Thing<br /><br />
  35. 35. Listservs<br />Yalsa-bk<br />Adbooks<br />Middle-lit<br />
  36. 36. booklist<br />Booklist-ALA<br />Adult and children and teen books<br />Pubs bi-weekly<br />
  37. 37. School library journal<br />Only recs for school<br />Starred reviews on last page<br />Articles of interest<br />
  38. 38. Horn book<br />Oldest of them all<br />Emphasis on chilren’s<br />Spanish books<br />
  39. 39. VOYA<br />Only YA<br />P and Q ratings<br />
  40. 40. Starred books 2009<br />five stars--WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson CHARLES AND EMMA by Deborah HeiligmanCLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip HooseWHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco Stork TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by Shaun Tan <br />
  41. 41. More stars<br />four stars-- CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne CollinsIF I STAY by Gayle Forman THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly A SEASON OF GIFTS by Richard PeckHEROES OF THE VALLEY by Jonathan Stroud THE FROG SCIENTIST by Pamela Turner <br />
  42. 42. A few more<br />three stars--THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS by Chris BartonTHE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY by Nick BurdALL THE BROKEN PIECES by Ann BurgASHLEY BRYAN: WORDS TO MY LIFE&apos;S SONG by Ashely BryanFIRE by Kristin CashoreMISSION CONTROL, THIS IS APOLLO by Andrew ChaikinTHE MAGICIAN&apos;S ELEPHANT by Kate DiCamilloTHE LOST CONSPIRACY by Frances HardingeNORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley THE COLOR OF EARTH by Kim Dong Hwa<br />
  43. 43. Not done yet<br />1968 by Michael Kaufman WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace LinCARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci LloydYEARS OF DUST by Albert MarrinA SAVAGE THUNDER by Jim MurphyRIOT by Walter Dean MyersBURN MY HEART by Beverly NaidooTHE DEMON&apos;S LEXICON by Sarah Rees BrennanALMOST ASTRONAUTS by Tanya Lee Stone CREATURE OF THE NIGHT by Kate Thompson WRITTEN IN BONE by Sally Walker THE ETERNAL SMILE by Gene Yang and Derek Kirk Kim <br />
  44. 44. New books<br />With a twist<br />
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  46. 46. Reading ladders<br />Can be bridges between books<br />Can be small or large<br />Can head in different directions from bottom rung<br />
  47. 47. Printz<br />
  48. 48. bridge<br />
  49. 49. Printz Honor Books<br />
  50. 50. Historical fiction<br />
  51. 51. Newbery<br />
  52. 52. Ghostly books<br />
  53. 53. Newbery Honor Books<br />
  54. 54. Word play<br />
  55. 55. Odyssey (best audio)<br />
  56. 56. New audio<br />
  57. 57. Framing the Discussion<br />
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  59. 59. 59<br /><ul><li>Meaning
  60. 60. Play
  61. 61. Empathy
  62. 62. Symphony
  63. 63. Story
  64. 64. Design</li></li></ul><li>
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  67. 67. <ul><li>The punctuation test is today
  68. 68. The punctuation test is today
  69. 69. The punctuation test is today</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Woman without her man in nothing
  70. 70. Woman without her man is nothing</li></li></ul><li>meaning<br />Can be conveyed in many forms and formats<br />Nonfiction is a good place to begin.<br />Graphic novels and GN format is also good for developing meaning in readers.<br />
  71. 71. 66<br />Hand me downs<br />Crossing swords<br />4.6 RL<br />
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  73. 73. 68<br />&quot;Brevity gets right to the point <br />doesn&apos;t dawdle, dicker, or delay <br />always short and sweet whenever <br />there is something to do <br />or say <br />brevity comes in handy when you <br />are subject to a chewing out <br />a bout of the flu <br />a pain in the neck <br />or waiting in line for the loo <br />in fact, this poem has gone on so long <br />that its recital <br />would no longer qualify <br />as an example of its title&quot; <br />
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  76. 76. 71<br />Flying Solo<br />Time to go<br />. . . solo.<br />Teacher hops out,<br />open seat huge in its emptiness.<br />Only comfort, an airplane.<br />Butterflies swarm<br />in her stomach.<br />Breathe, girl.<br />Courage beats fear.<br />Taxi down the runway,<br />pick up speed,<br />pull throttle back,<br />wheels lift off . . .<br />Flying solo.<br />Breathe, girl.<br />The air up there is fine.<br />
  77. 77. Scholastic<br />
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  80. 80. Little brown<br />
  81. 81. Little brown<br />
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  83. 83. Play<br />Humor depends on play<br />Word play is another variation<br />And do not forget PLAYS in and of themselves<br />
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  86. 86. 81<br />Civil War<br />Gettysburg<br />
  87. 87. 82<br />Maybelline<br />Road trip<br />Hollywood<br />
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  89. 89. Lemony snicket is back<br />
  90. 90. Word play in poetry<br />
  91. 91. Obsession with butts…<br />
  92. 92. Swan lake<br />
  93. 93. The play’s the thing<br />
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  96. 96. What is empathy?<br />Stronger than sympathy<br />How many of you…<br />Wished to be something/someone different at some point in your life?<br />
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  99. 99. Who has…<br />Mourned the loss of a family member?<br />
  100. 100. 95<br />Car accident<br />Grandma<br />Mother<br />Letters<br />
  101. 101. Little brown<br />
  102. 102. Has anyone…<br />Ever been swindled?<br />
  103. 103. 98<br />There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.<br /> <br />She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be known.<br /> <br />She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.<br /> <br />And she was wonderfully unhinged…<br /> <br />And so the Amazing Armadillo.<br />
  104. 104. What about…<br />Feeling outcast or different or separate from others?<br />
  105. 105. FSG<br />
  106. 106. National Geographic<br />After school book club<br />
  107. 107. Destiny<br />Road trip<br />A fair day<br />
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  110. 110. Symphony calls to mind<br />Many voices or instruments blending into one<br />
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  114. 114. 109<br />Lil J<br />Kelly<br />
  115. 115. Harpercollins<br />
  116. 116. Symphony can also be…<br />A brilliant work of art that begs to be savored<br />
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  118. 118. harpercollins<br />
  119. 119. First second<br />
  120. 120. Little brown<br />
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  122. 122. Why is story important?<br />Oldest form of communication (oral tradition in literature)<br />Structure provides consistency<br />Sharing stories brings us closer<br />
  123. 123. Story ladder<br />Moving students slowly and carefully<br />
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  126. 126. 121<br />Nick<br />Marta<br />Mrs. Starch<br />
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  128. 128. 123<br />Peter<br />Fortune teller<br />Magician<br />Opera house<br />
  129. 129. 124<br />Miranda<br />Zachary<br />Dracul<br />
  130. 130. 125<br />Jack<br />Tris<br />Aunt Cheryl<br />Obsession with reality TV<br />
  131. 131. 126<br />Remy<br />Lisa<br />West Virginia<br />Mining<br />
  132. 132. 127<br />Emily<br />Fiona<br />Summer art school<br />
  133. 133. 128<br />Liam<br />Aunt Pete<br />Makeover TO a nerd<br />
  134. 134. 129<br />Sisterhood<br />Guardians<br />Unconsecrated<br />
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  136. 136. design<br />Can be visual<br />Can be within the writing<br />Can be almost imperceptible<br />Must be shown to students…..<br />
  137. 137. Readicide<br />Overteaching<br />Underteaching<br />
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  139. 139. 134<br />Leticia<br />Dominique<br />Trina<br />
  140. 140. scholastic<br />
  141. 141. harpercollins<br />
  142. 142. 137<br />Terra<br />Compass rose<br />Paper towns<br />
  143. 143. 138<br />
  144. 144. 139<br />Lia<br />Cassie’s death<br />anorexia<br />
  145. 145. 140<br />Girl (Bug)meets boy at a car wash.&quot;Dog,&quot; she says.&quot;Dude,&quot; he says.And probably this would have been a sweet teen romance. . . .If Beals hadn&apos;t been sitting next to her in the car.If Beals hadn&apos;t been a supernatural repo man looking to repossess her car.And to possess her. <br />David Macinnis Gill delivers the whole enchilada. With a side of soul. <br />
  146. 146. But…<br />How do we get students to pick them up and read them?<br />
  147. 147. But…<br />What can we do about the students who struggle?<br />
  148. 148. And…<br />How can we assess the reading?<br />
  149. 149. Getting students to pick up books<br />What five factors play a role <br />in motivating reluctant readers?<br />
  150. 150. Reluctant readers<br />There is no one template<br />
  151. 151. R U N RR?(are you a reluctant reader?)<br />Take this quiz and see…<br />Select A for book on left and B for book on right of slide…<br />
  152. 152. A B<br />
  153. 153. A B<br />
  154. 154. A B<br />
  155. 155. A B<br />
  156. 156. A B<br />
  157. 157. A B<br />
  158. 158. A B<br />
  159. 159. A B<br />
  160. 160. A B<br />
  161. 161. A B<br />
  162. 162. Reluctant readers are:<br />Male and female<br />Young and old<br />Able and struggling<br />Overscheduled and overwhelmed<br />
  163. 163. But these FIVE factors play an important role:<br />Titles that grab<br />Catchy covers<br />Authors they come to trust<br />Opening paragraphs that hook<br />Plus a book they cannot put down<br />
  164. 164. Titles that grab<br />
  165. 165. titles<br />
  166. 166. Covers that demand attention<br />
  167. 167. covers<br />
  168. 168. Trusted authors<br />
  169. 169. Opening paragraphs that lure<br />
  170. 170. Grand openings<br />
  171. 171. Books that deliver the goods<br />
  172. 172. Keep them reading books<br />
  173. 173. What else can help us motivate readers?<br />Research<br />Research<br />Research<br />
  174. 174. Factors that influence choices in books:<br />School variables<br />Classroom variables<br />Teacher and librarian variables<br />Kid variables<br />Book variables<br />
  175. 175. School variables<br />Administration that supports reading financially and philosophically (they read)<br />Author visits<br />Professional development (conferences)<br />Certified librarian with adequate collection<br />Time set aside each day at school to read<br />Access to the library<br />
  176. 176. Classroom variables<br />Books in the classroom<br />Teacher who reads<br />Teacher who reads aloud<br />Teacher who booktalks<br />Places to curl up with books<br />Time set aside for reading regularly<br />
  177. 177. Teacher and Librarian variables<br />Teachers and librarians are readers<br />Teachers work with librarians to schedule visits to the library<br />Librarians work with teachers to develop reading lists and other resources for instruction<br />Librarians know the curriculum of the classrooms<br />
  178. 178. Kid variables<br />Age<br />Gender<br />Reader status<br />Avid<br />Dormant<br />Reluctant<br />Struggling<br />
  179. 179. What else?<br />Book variables that are NOT a factor:<br />Reading level<br />Lexiles, etc.<br />Length<br />Book variables that ARE a factor:<br />Genre<br />Style<br />Form and format<br />
  180. 180. Book variables that matter<br />Genre<br />Style<br />Format<br />
  181. 181. Genres they love<br />Funny books<br />Mysteries<br />Nonfiction<br />
  182. 182. Now that they are reading…<br />How can we assess them?<br />
  183. 183. Books to tickle the funny bone<br />Humor<br />
  184. 184. Ha HaHa: Humor is Developmental<br />
  185. 185. Basically Funny Books<br />
  186. 186. Moving up the humor ladder<br />
  187. 187. Reaching the top of the ladder<br />
  188. 188. Mysteries<br />who dun it?<br />
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  195. 195. New series<br />
  196. 196. That other stuff<br />Nonfiction<br />
  197. 197. Civil rights<br />
  198. 198. connections<br />
  199. 199. Keep going <br />
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  202. 202. Every minute:<br /> <br />A cow can produce 4.2 oz of saliva<br />People spend more than $26,000 on ringtones<br />24, 000 tons of carbon dioxide are added to our atmosphere<br />5,208 KrispyKreme donuts are produced (and eaten?)<br />A-Rod earns $864.20<br />
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  208. 208. Assessment= Accountability-Annoyance<br />What annoys students?<br />Write a new ending<br />Write a letter to a friend<br />Write a traditional book report<br />Write a news story<br />Write anything<br />
  209. 209. So what do they LIKE to do?<br />Some new ideas<br />
  210. 210. “Watching from the outside, Twitter is like the dumbest thing you’ve heard of: “Why would anyone want to tell others what they are doing in 140 characters?” <br />And yet to dismiss Twitter is a mistake because it’s an incredibly powerful tool for your personal learning and connecting with others.”<br />(Sue Waters,, @suewaters Original quote: Alan Levine)<br />
  211. 211. Four key questions<br />What are the top 3-5 reasons you tweet?<br />How has Twitter helped you professionally?<br />What sage advice do you have for educators wanting to tweet?<br />Who would be the top 5 people you’d recommend others to follow? <br />Jo Fothergill<br />
  212. 212. Why tweet?<br />Connection<br />Collaboration<br />Collegiality<br />Information<br />Fun<br />Jo Fothergill<br />
  213. 213. To Connect<br />
  214. 214. Link with people around world with similar interests/global connection<br />Participate in conversations with other educators<br />World-wide group of people to bounce ideas off<br />Connection for isolated people (location/job)<br />Personal Learning Network<br />Jo Fothergill<br />
  215. 215. Collaboration & Collegiality<br />
  216. 216. Discussions, controversies, new thinking<br />Putting concerns into a global/better context<br />Sharing victories and disasters/low points<br />Establish connections with other teachers<br />24/7 access to collaborators<br />Building connections<br />Jo Fothergill<br />
  217. 217. Information<br />
  218. 218. Asking and answering questions<br />Sharing tips and resources<br />Online PD<br />Finding/making recommendations<br />Problem solving<br />Sharing own & others blogs<br />Creating wider audience for class blogs<br />Jo Fothergill<br />1/2<br />
  219. 219. Social/Fun reasons<br />
  220. 220. Quizzes<br />Planning fun stuff like Flash Mob @ conference<br />Games<br />Comedy acts - Stephen Fry! John Green!<br />Personal - friends & family<br />Sharing memorable and humorous events<br />Interest, curiosity, new things<br />Jo Fothergill<br />
  221. 221. How does it help me professionally?<br />
  222. 222. Keeps me in touch with the outstanding role models in our (global) education system<br />Participate in ‘unofficial’ PD<br />Able to tear down the walls of classroom & give students a chance to connect with people around the world<br />Jo Fothergill<br />1/4<br />
  223. 223. Find information & resources to use with students & colleagues<br />Connected to a wide range of people who are at the cutting edge of education<br />True networking with teachers around the world<br />Allowed us to restructure our classes to take advantage of Web 2.0<br />Jo Fothergill<br />2/4<br />
  224. 224. I Dream in Twitter (listen to the podcast I dream in Twitter in 140 characters that cut off my thoughts before they are complete and then I wonder, why 140? Ten more letters would serve me right as I write about what I am doing at that moment in time, connecting across the world with so many others shackled by 140 characters, too, and I remain amazed at how deep the brevity can be.<br />
  225. 225. I find it unsettling to eavesdrop on conversations between two when you can only read one and it startles me to think that someone else out there has put their ear to my words and wondered the same about me. Whose eyes are watching? Twitter is both an expanding universe of tentacles and hyperlinks that draw you in with knowledge and experience and a shrinking neighborhood of similar voices, echoing out your name in comfortable silence.<br />
  226. 226. I dream in Twitter in 140 characters, and that is what I am doing right at<br /> this <br /> moment<br />by Kevin - @dogtrax<br />
  227. 227. 140-pedia<br />Evening News (local programming)<br />Nightly show where the hosts tell you “Good Evening” and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.<br />
  228. 228. 140-pedia<br />Twilight (Book Series)<br />1.A book by Stephenie Meyer2.The death of modern literature.<br />
  229. 229. 140-pedia<br />WWI (History)<br />The “War to end all wars” that nobody remembers or makes films about, because the sequel had Nazis and Nuclear bombs.<br />
  230. 230. Tweet! Tweet!<br />Using Twitter as a format for telling about the book<br />140 characters<br />Can use txtspk<br />Summarize chapters<br />Describe a character<br />Indicate the climax<br />Use other strategies such as SAY SOMETHING or SWBST<br />
  231. 231. Blog all about it<br />
  232. 232. Make a video<br />Animoto<br />Post to YouTube<br />Tweet it<br />Blog it<br />
  233. 233. podcasts<br />Audacity<br />Headphone and microphone combo<br />Post to Switchpod or iTunes or elsewhere<br />
  234. 234. As readers, we have rights<br />As we finish up, keep in mind…<br />
  235. 235. Rights of the reader<br /><ul><li>You have the right never to apologize for your reading tastes. </li></li></ul><li>Readers’ rights<br />You have the right to read anywhere you want—in the bathtub, in the car (preferably at stop lights if you&apos;re driving), in the grocery store, under the porch, or while walking the dog. <br />
  236. 236. Readers’ rights<br />You have the right to read in exotic settings. You have the right to move your lips when you read. You have the right to laugh or gasp out loud and choose whether or not to explain.<br />
  237. 237. You have the right to throw any book on the floor and jump up and down on it (the Dorothy Parker Rule). <br />Rights of readers<br />
  238. 238. <ul><li>You have the right to read anything you want. </li></ul>Readers’ Rights<br />
  239. 239. You have the right to read the book spine of the person sitting next to you, even on a plane. And if you can&apos;t make it out, you have the right to ASK. <br />Rights of the reader<br />
  240. 240. Read to thembySteven Layne<br />
  241. 241. Read to them.<br />Before the time is gone and stillness fills the room again. Read to them.<br />What if it were meant to be that you were the one, the only one, who could unlock the doors and share the magic with them? What if others have been daunted by such scheduling demands, district objectives, or one hundred other obstacles?<br />
  242. 242. Read to them.<br />Be confident Charlotte has been able to teach them about friendship and Horton about self worth. Be sure the Skin Horse has been able to deliver his message.<br />
  243. 243. Read to them.<br />Let them meet Tigger, Homer Price, Aslan, and Corduroy; take them to Oz, Prydain and Camazotz. Show them a Truffalo Tree.<br />
  244. 244. Read to them.<br />Laugh with them at Soup and Rob, and cry with them when the Queen of Terabithia is forever lost. Allow the Meeker family to turn loyalty, injustice, and war into something much more than a vocabulary lesson.<br />
  245. 245. What if you were the one, the only one, with the chance to do it?<br />What if this is the critical year for even one child?<br />Read to them.<br />Before the time, before the chance, is gone.<br />
  246. 246. 242<br />