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    • Free Voluntary Reading Helps Everyone Everyone should love to read Middle School Teacher-Librarian A younger and thinner J.K. – Gr. 5 Teacher-Librarian
    • Welcome to Session 1222
    • Presented by Leslie Holwerda & Brenda Roberts Teacher-Librarians Peel District School Board For OLA Superconference 2013
    • We believe that as teacher- librarians our main goal…  is to instill a love of reading  by modeling a love of reading  by reading many books and reviews  by recommending books
    • Try this: What are you currently reading (ebook, internet, magazine, print, professional)? Why did you select this? Share something interesting? Will you finish it? Would you pass it on to a friend?
    • Free Voluntary Reading is:  reading because you want to  reading what you want  reading when you want  what most adults do daily  is often called SSR or USSR or DEAR in school settings
    • Stephen Krashen is:  professor emeritus at the University of Southern California  a linguist, educator and activist  has published more than 350 papers and books  believes that FVR is the most powerful tool we have in language education
    • Krashen summarizes: (students involved in FVR compared to those who aren’t)  do as well or better at reading comprehension  do better on tests of writing, writing fluency, spelling, vocabulary, grammar  read more (both during and after the program ends)  show an improved attitude towards reading
    • And a few bonuses:  teachers report fewer discipline problems  this works just as well with second language learners  increased general knowledge  for older adults, less memory loss
    • Donalyn Miller is:  a grade 6 Language Arts and Social Studies teacher  the author of The Book Whisperer  a Blogger: The Book Whisperer Education Week Teacher  a Contributor: The Nerdy Book Club Blog  on Twitter @donalynbooks  a champion of free reading
    • The Book Whisperer site
    • Grade 4 and 5 Mercy Pilkington,
    • Reading Inventory  Reading Interest-a-lyzer © (based on the Interest-A-Lyzer by J.S. Renzulli, adapted from D. Miller)  Name: ____________________ Teacher _______________ Age _______  Please circle your answers.  Are you currently reading a book for pleasure? Yes No  Do you ever read a book for pleasure? Yes No  What do you like to read for pleasure? (circle all that apply)  chapter books history books picture books newspapers sports books mystery books poetry books fantasy books science books biographies funny books scary books non-fiction books magazines cartoons comics manga other ________  I am more likely to read a book for pleasure if:  A teacher suggests it A friend suggests it A librarian suggests it  It’s won an award It’s by an author I know The cover is interesting  I see a book trailer for it I find out about it on the internet  5) My 3 favorite books are:  1) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________  2) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________  3) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________  6) In the last week, I have read for at least half an hour (30 minutes):  Every day 3-5 days 1-2 days 0 days
    • The 40 Book Challenge wiki
    • TL Example
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 5
    • Building Community through Comments
    • Challenges  teacher support  access to computers  student engagement  time  misunderstandings, e.g. “Done!”
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL Class and Library programs
    • Advertising in the Library
    • Library Sign up
    • Library Challenge Log
    • Library Edmodo conversations
    • Class Challenge Classroom Book Carts
    • Results: Grade 8 Genre Quiz
    • You may need to add some new spine (classification) labels
    • In the classroom  Literature Circles ◦ grouping ◦ real discussions  Assessment ◦ co-creating rubric  Silver Birch Blitz  Success!
    • Student Comments I read 27 so far! I'll read poetry now I've learned I like historical fiction You`ve gotta read this! When do we find out who wins? When is reading today?
    • Link to Free Voluntary Reading Helps Everyone LiveBinder for all resources
    • Questions And Answers