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Reading Strategically

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our book collection would take over our lives and home. We have tried to control our book hoarding tendencies, but it’s a losing battle. […]

via So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller — Nerdy Book Club

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Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy — The Unquiet Librarian

Last year, Jennifer Lund and I had the pleasure of doing a reading frenzy with Language Arts teacher Sean O’Connor and his students. The concept of a reading frenzy comes from teacher and speaker Nancy Steineke. The basic premise of the activity is to give students a series of texts, allow them to skim and […]

via Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy — The Unquiet Librarian