Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:00 pm CST

Educators play a vital role in curating lifelong literacy among their learners, but how exactly can they best help their students cultivate a love for reading? The work begins and ends with crafting an environment that inspires readers. Building a reading community that supports engagement with text in the form of reading, writing, listening, connecting and speaking is a pathway educators can take to create such an environment. 

Within an active and meaningful reading environment educators can dive into practices that inspire students to read more, stress the importance of picking books (and abandoning them!), and the role of personalized reading.

In this edWebinar Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach at Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 in Illinois, will share practices to learn how to:

  • Unpack students’ current mindset around reading
  • Help students build and maintain their unique reading identity
  • Abandon harmful labels and categories for readers
  • Create avenues to promote a growth mindset in reading
  • Plan sacred time for readers to discuss and process what they’re reading
  • Create entry points for student choice and voice
  • Foster true engagement for independent reading versus strategic compliance
  • Leverage reading challenges

This webinar is presented by EdWeb.net and sponsored by myON. 

Earn a CE certificate for participating. 

Plus: a special myON offer for all who attend the live webinar or view the recorded session!  

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