2013 TCTELA Convention: Nerdy Book Club Donalyn's section

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This is my section of our Nerdy Book Club session at TCTELA. Co-presenters are Audrey Wilson-Youngblood and Cynthia Alaniz

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2013 TCTELA Convention: Nerdy Book Club Donalyn's section

  1. 1. The Nerdy Book Club: How Teacher Readers IgniteClassroom Reading Communities TCTELA 2013 Donalyn Miller Audrey Wilson-Youngblood Cynthia Alaniz
  2. 2. www.slideshare.net/donalynm @donalynbooks
  3. 3. Who is in your readingcommunity ?
  4. 4. Benefits of Reading Communities
  5. 5. Increase how much you read.
  6. 6. Foster connections with other readers.
  7. 7. Challenge you to stretch.
  8. 8. Suggest titles for additional reading.
  9. 9. Encourage mindfulness about what you read and share.
  10. 10. Improve your enjoyment andappreciation for what you read.
  11. 11. Inspire you to write.
  12. 12. “Reading Teacher (RT): a teacher who reads and a reader who teaches” Commeyras, Bisplinghoff and Olson (2003)
  13. 13. “Students should have guidance and frequent opportunities to work with teachers and other students as acommunity of learners, observing their teachers as readers and writers. —NCTE Position on the Teaching of English
  14. 14. Teachers who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to use recommended literacy practices in their classrooms than those teachers who do not engage in pleasure reading.
  15. 15. They are more likelyto recognize that reading is a social activity and to provide opportunity for students to talk about their reading.Morrison, Jacobs, and Swinyard (1999); McKool & Gespass (2009)
  16. 16. 56% of unenthusiastic readers did not have ateacher who shared a love of reading, while64% of enthusiastic readers did have such a teacher. Nathanson, Pruslow and Levitt (2008)
  17. 17. “…teachers who are engaged readers aremotivated to read, are both strategic andknowledgeable readers, and are socially interactive about what they read. These qualities show up in their classroominteractions and help create students who are, in turn, engaged readers.” Dreher (2002)
  18. 18. www.nerdybookclub.com
  19. 19. Every reader has value and a voice in our community.
  20. 20. “It’s a fact: people can survivewithout books. People can evenhave wonderful, full lives withoutbooks. But they can’t long endure without community…” —C. Alexander London

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