Creating independent readers
A longish but useful article that talks about the importance of developing a reading culture and suggestions for how to go about it.
"Being an "independent reader" is much more than the mastery of the mechanics – Being an independent reader means developing a lifelong habit that continues because we want to read and not because we are required to or have to .... Putting on the reader leader's hat is one of the most important aspects of the teacher librarian's role. Not only does it need to be big enough to hold all the ideas and suggestions we have, it also needs to be big enough to encompass those who come under our influence."