One Book, One Child, One Teacher Donalyn Miller firstname.lastname@example.orgCarve out more reading time for students. o Set aside time to read in class. o Eliminate bell ringers and fast finisher activities. o Recapture wasted instructional and wait time.Surround children with reading role models. o Evaluate your reading experiences. o Commit to reading more. o Bring your reading life into the classroom.Increase access and exposure to books. o Create classroom libraries. o Visit the school library on a regular basis. o Introduce authors and books through read alouds. o Provide frequent opportunities for students to preview, select, and share books.Validate students’ reading choices.Lifelong readers sometimes… o Read deeply from one author or genre. o Select books that are too easy or too challenging. o Prefer fiction to nonfiction and vice versa. o Follow series. o Read graphic novels, magazines, and Internet content.Reconsider whole class novel units. o Whole Class Novel Benefits o Whole Class Novel Concerns o Streamline Whole Class Novels o Shorten the amount of time you spend reading one book. o Strip units of activities like projects and vocabulary work. o Alternate whole class novel units with independent reading units.
One Book, One Child, One Teacher Donalyn Miller email@example.com o Use read alouds and shared reading, particularly with difficult text. o Provide students time to read in class and receive support from you. o Reposition Instruction around Independent Reading o Design instruction around genres, themes, literary elements, or comprehension strategies, not specific books. o Create guiding questions or independent practice that can be used with any book. o Use common texts like short stories, articles, and the first chapters of books for modeling and teaching. o Ask students to apply what they have learned to their independent books. o Select books from a range of reading levels. Forty Book Requirement Poetry (anthologies): 4 Science Fiction: 2 Traditional Literature: 3 Informational: 4 Realistic Fiction: 5 Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs: 2 Historical Fiction: 4 Graphic Novels: 1 Fantasy: 4 Chapter Book Free Choice: 11 Additional ReadingGallagher, K. (2009). Readicide: How schools are killing reading and what you can do about it. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.Lesesne, T. (2010). Reading ladders: Leading students from where they are to where wed like them to be. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.Newkirk, T. (2009). Holding on to good ideas in a time of bad ones: Six literacy principles worth fighting for. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.