Helping kids fall in love with reading.
Rebecca Alber offers her 5 tips for helping teachers (and TLs) guide students to that "just right" book: Connection, Experiment, Exposure, Permission, Time.
Read her complete post for the details!
"When I was a high school English language arts teacher, there was really no greater feeling than helping a kid find the book. [...] Once found, the book has a profound affect on them -- their emerging sense of understanding of life; it is often tragic yet hopeful and sparks empathy and speaks to the universality of the human experience. Franz Kafka's famous quote comes to mind, "A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us."