Have you heard of "dessert books?"

Here's what you need to bookmark for your evening reading from my favorite blog, Reader Leader. (Click on each title below to follow the link.)

Pass the Mic
Fourth-grade teacher Stacey Riedmiller encourages us to pass the mic to our students and listen.

"So often educators and parents place a quantity on reading. I’m here to tell you that we all lose when reading is reduced to numbers. When you reduce reading to numbers, this experience is one you lose out on. "

It Takes a Reader To Grow a Reader: When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose
Jennifer LaGarde and Todd Nesloney believe every student needs and deserves an independent reading champion.

"The recipe for growing readers really isn’t that complicated. First, give students access to many, many books. Then allow them to select the titles that interest them and with which they will experience great success. And then, let them read. Boom!"

The Nutritional Value of Dessert Books: Let Them Have Their Cake and Read It, Too!

Assistant Superintendent Annie Ward encourages teachers to kid-watch, confer, and respectfully probe before assuming a book has limited nutritional value.

"I have been pondering the “dessert book” metaphor. It hinges on the presumption that some books, like their confectionary counterparts, lack nutritional value. If you enjoy them too much, they mustn’t be good for you."

Click over to Reader Leader to read more! 

 

 

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