Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday Saying-Love Reading

Welcome to another edition of Saturday Sayings hosted by Tammy at Forever in First
Something to chew on....
Thinking back on me a child reader, I have no idea which person help create the reader I am today.  My mom and dad read quite a bit, but not as as voraciously as I do. My brother never reads books...ever!  I didn't own a lot of books, just the few that I would read over and over and over...but I did have a library card.  Weekly routines involved trips to the library...sometimes more than one trip per week.  The library was the first place I drove solo to after getting my license. 

I would like to say that my greatest desire is that my chickadees leave my classroom with a love of reading.  This is unrealistic, because some kids just won't.  But, I can let them leave my classroom with an image of what someone who has a love of reading looks like.  And give them an environment that, at the very least, increases their appreciation of what reading can do.
What do you to help kids love reading?

Happy Saturday,


  1. I think I might have that same quote written down. It's my goal as well. I'm looking forward to reading Donalyn's new book. I've a feeling it will shed some light on how I can tackle this job even better. Thanks Laurie for sharing another of your Saturday Sayings!

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Oh my goodness…I love the bulletin board of 36 ways to be a better reader. My daughter, who struggled with a learning disability that made learning to read really hard, had a second grade teacher who somehow gave her a very positive attitude about reading. I will always be so grateful to her.

  3. I use author studies to help connect my students with an individual love of reading. Each of my kiddos grasps onto different authors. This week, I am launching Mo Willems. He always seems to be a favorite!

    Searching for Teacher Balance

  4. I love your goal for students! So many don't get this from home so it is up to us to foster that love for reading in our rooms. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. This is something I need to figure out how to do better. We started using AR this year and I hate hearing them look up a book, it's not on there and they say "Man, I read this for nothing!". I'm not sure how to show them the joy in reading just for fun-but I do agree it's so important.