Promoting literacy should be our focus from before our children are born until they leave secondary school. Teaching children to read and to love reading is the shared responsibility of every teacher, every administrator and every parent. Together, David Bouchard and Wendy Sutton explore how we can turn our homes and our schools into environments rich in literature and how we can model the love of reading for our children and our students.
"An excellent book for parents and educators. It is written in easy-to-understand language for parents and caregivers, yet reaches the professional educator in a very meaningful way with solid, well-researched pedagogy."
"This book is a must for all adults who have responsibility for the care and education of children."
"In a jargon-free style, Bouchard offers a comprehensive overview of what young people need to become independent readers."
"Presents a very down-to-earth approach to the effective teaching of reading."
"Bouchard does not shring from meeting some controversial issues head-on...Furthermore, searching questions threaded throughout challenge us to take action on both a personal and professional basis."
"This book should be on the reading list of every parent, teacher, student teacher and administrator."
"If you need some fresh ideas to promote reading, this book is for you."