This the future and reading is different than you remember (TeachThought). Terry Heick writes about the importance of valuing -- and perhaps even teaching -- our students lateral reading (which is exactly what we all do when we surf the web, clink links, search for answers to questions that pop into our heads). "Reading a text in isolation—especially a digital text in 2018–in isolation is dangerous."
Why we shouldn't shield children from darkness (TIME, 1/9/2018). A thoughful and insightful piece from author Matt de la Peña on why writing books that make children "feel" matters.
It takes a reader to grow a reader: when adults don't read, kids lose (Scholastic) If you're talking the talk, you have to walk the walk. Educators Jennifer LaGarde and Todd Nesloney emphasie how much it matters for teachers to develop their own reading lives.
Why every class needs read alouds (ASCD Education Update, 1/2018) Laura Vairas writes about the importance of reading aloud in school and how to incorporate it into your classroom instruction.
Reading challenges/resolutions for the new year (NeverEndingSearch, School Library Journal, 12/26/2017) It's not too late to set a reading resolution or to decide on a reading challenge to work on this year. Joyce Valenza shares lots of ways to get started.
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