PB – Developing Life-long Readers



Developing Life-long Readers

by Margaret E. Mooney

1988 pb 30pp
Item #23
ISBN 0-478-02701-X

A concise, easy-to read, twenty-nine page booklet providing insights about reading and the reader and what to look for when selecting a book for teaching reading. The first part of the book Knowing About Reading considers the beliefs and understandings about how teachers can effectively help their students become life-long readers and writers.

The section Knowing the Reader presents the attitudes, understandings, and behavior of readers at the emergent, early, and independent stages of reading. The section Knowing the Books delves into supports and challenges citing some sample books at various reading levels.

In the section Presenting the Book the approaches of Reading to, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, and Independent Reading are explored.

Encouraging Responses looks at the teachers role in helping readers respond to books and how to provide time and space for children to make their responses. Knowing What’s Happening has to do with the ways teachers can observe, evaluate, and discover what learning is taking place and how it is occurring throughout the day with the readers and writers in her classroom, and being an active, sharing member in that learning community.