Posted by Laurie Seawright at 7/22/2010 7:00:00 PM
As I reread chapter one, I was reminded why I love this book so much. Routman does a great job of reminding us to stay focused on what really matters in teaching readers. I love her lists of things that matter most about teaching reading and the ways we complicate our teaching lives. I know we have the pressure of testing constantly on our shoulders, but her opening quote really says it all for me. "If we want our students to be excited about literacy, they need to have teachers who love coming to work, who are literacy learners themselves, who find ways to make curriculum relevant to children's lives, and who can put high-stakes testing into perspective." Are we ready to be that kind of teacher?