A culture of reading, which exhibits these characteristics, must be embraced by the entire school. Reading should not just be the teacher-librarian’s domain.
The Reading Environment
Readers know that “where we read affects how we read; with what pleasure and willingness and concentration” (p. 7)
Social context of reading:
Matter of place/setting; having the books we want; what mood we’re in; what time we’ve got; whether we’re interrupted
Aidan Chambers From: Chambers, A. (1991). The Reading Environment. Stroud, UK: Thimble Press. Enabling Adult The Reading Circle Response: Formal Talk, Book Gossip, Response, Enjoying it again Reading: Time to read, Hearing it done, Doing it for yourself Selection: Bookstock, Availability, Presentation, accessibility
Donalyn Miller suggests…
Reading role models
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47823583@N03/4419780787 Classroom teachers, TLs, administrators, non-enrolling staff, parents, students all have a role to play in creating and maintaining a reading culture in schools.