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  • 1. “Reading a book is a meditative act, but it doesn’tinvolve clearing the mind. It involves a filling, orreplenishing, of the mind. Readers disengage theirattention from the outward flow of passing stimuliin order to engage it more deeply with an inwardflow of words, ideas, and emotions. That is theunique mental process of deep reading.” Nicholas Carr, The Shallows
  • 2. Books I’ve tried to get Henry to read
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  • 4. What’s the book most often left behind in Travelodge hotels?
  • 5. Free reading is the major source ofliteracy development Stephen Krashen
  • 6. “The single best way to improvereading interest and reading abilityis to read.” ~ Kylene Beers, reading expert and author of When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do
  • 7. “The single best way to improvereading interest and reading abilityis to read.” ~ Kylene Beers, reading expert and author of When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do
  • 8. How do I choose?!
  • 9. How to choose a good book Know what you likeTopics Genre Tone
  • 10. How to choose a good book Talk to...Friends Teachers Librarians
  • 11. How to choose a good book Search online
  • 12. How to choose a good book Search online
  • 13. How to choose a good book Search online
  • 14. Speed Dating With Books1. Select Genre table2. Write name on worksheet3. Select book4. Spend 2 minutes examining book5. Fill out worksheet6. Report out
  • 15. How to speed date a book Read front and back coverSummary Cover DesignBlurbs /Reviews Title Author(s)
  • 16. How to speed date a book Inside jacket / cover Info onMore summary author(s)
  • 17. How to speed date a book Read first pages Writing style Hook 1st person / 3rd person POV
  • 18. How to speed date a book Read a few more pages ReadingFormatting difficulty