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The Teacher Tip

Cultivating Reading and Learning

May 11, 2018

Adapted from by Stephanie Affinito Before we were teachers, we were readers -readers who understand the power reading has to change our lives from the new characters we meet, the new places we visit, and the new lessons we learn. As readers, we believe: • Reading should be enjoyable and not portrayed as work.• All readers should have time to read books they choose and that matter to them. • Readers choose books based on interest, not just reading levels.• Readers share books in authentic ways with others and build a community of readers. • Reading does not mean answering comprehension questions or taking a quiz. • We do not read to practice our reading skills, but to be changed by what we read. To learn more about and download a sample chapter, visit

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