“Reading is an intellectual workout like no other.
It helps students grow as readers but also as writers, mathematicians, learners and thinkers.”
(Sullivan & Brown, 2013)

Our Reading Leaders draw widely from experts in student literacy and the literature and articles they produce. This page aggregates the resources that our Reading Leaders feel provide insight, support and ideas for how to excite children about reading and how best to help them on their reading journey.

A must read. This book supports reading by encouraging students and making books the heroes, not reading programs.

Provided by Jane Moore, Ardtornish Primary School Library.

The Book Whisperer

by Donalyn Miller, 2009

Summary:

Donalyn Miller is a classroom teacher who encourages students to discover a love of reading which impacts strongly on student success.

This is a useful reference which provided strategies to encourage your students to develop lifelong reading habits.

We used a reading log and a “Someday Book List” as suggested in the book.

Provided by Jane Moore, Ardtornish Primary School Library.

Igniting a Passion for Reading

by Steven L Layne, 2009

Summary:

This book goes a step further than The Book Whisperer as it encourages students to be “lifelong” readers even after they have left your class/school.

This is a useful reference which provided strategies to encourage your students to develop lifelong reading habits.

Provided by Jane Moore, Ardtornish Primary School Library.

Reading in the Wild

by Donalyn Miller, 2013

Summary:

This book goes a step further than The Book Whisperer as it encourages students to be “lifelong” readers even after they have left your class/school.

The whole book is very useful for ideas about establishing a passionate reading classroom. I was influenced strongly by the “One-to-One” chapter about reading journals and conferences.

Provided by Jane Moore, Ardtornish Primary School Library.

The Reading Zone

by Nancie Atwell, 2007

Summary:

This book encourages a love for reading and establishes the top ten conditions for engaging all students in reading.

This book was a great resource for me and was one of the biggest impacts on how I organised the reading program. Although the author talks about American high schools, the ideas are adaptable for any age level.

Provided by Jane Moore, Ardtornish Primary School Library.

SSR with Intervention

by Leslie Preddy, 2007

Summary:

This book shows how the teacher librarian and the class teacher can positively make an impact on the reading classroom.