Sunday, February 1, 2015

Teaching Essentials

I'm finally getting a chance to read this book:

As I said in a previous post, it's scary/exciting.
{And does anyone know why my pictures from previous posts are disappearing. It's like my computer doesn't like me or something!}

I'm going to read it slowly and see if I can't put some ideas into practice as I go. I took a little time on Saturday to read her introduction -- and I already highlighted something!
    "when I explicitly taught reading and its component skills using the best of children's literature, my students not only learned to read, they learned to enjoy reading and to choose to read."

My district requires that I use a basal reader, so I'm going to have to do some thinking about the first part of that sentence. 

But it's the second part - they enjoy reading and choose to read -- that gets me really excited. I enjoy reading and I choose to read - a lot, every day, all kinds of things. And I so want to pass that on to my little friends.

If anyone is interested, you are more than welcome to join me as I go on this reading journey - slowly reading through Teaching Essentials by Regie Routman.


  1. Oh the wonders of Regie Routman. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I'll join you on your journey for sure!

  2. Hmmm...I'm reading the Kim Bearden book right now. But if you and Tammy will be reading it, I"ll have to start as soon as I can!

  3. Great first thought. Excited to read what you do with it.

  4. Great book! I love everything Regie writes.