Can personal reading enhance teaching in general and teaching reading and language arts specifically? Yes and when teachers read and enjoy quality literature with confidence, they contribute to the rich, literate environment of the classroom. By arranging book groups or informal discussion groups, teachers will be encouraged to read and discuss what they have read with others from a wide variety of books: children's picture books, young adult books, adult fiction and nonfiction. Councils, school faculties or teachers should provide regular opportunities for teachers to explore own literacy, share literature with colleagues, model lifelong reading pleasure, and reflect upon personal experience with books. Please submit title, author, publisher, ISBN number, and a short paragraph about the book teachers should read to the web address in the box.
Also, teachers may create a Teachers as Reader Book Group and receive a grant of $250 to buy books to read and discuss.
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