This witty narrative argues that we must work to redefine reading, taking it beyond the boundaries of literature, if we wish to convince kids of its value in their lives.
This groundbreaking book outlines twelve simple steps to help teachers and parents revolutionize the way they view and encourage children's reading in all genres and formats. The twelve succinct chapters cover topics such as redefining reading, understanding that technology is a part of the new literacy, exploring how words work, and turning printed text into active learning. Lively anecdotes and personal reflections throughout the book create a highly readable narrative that makes a compelling case for recognizing the intrinsic value of reading… almost anything.
About the author
David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching