Join K.C. Boyd, Cicely Lewis, and Julia Torres for an inspiring and invigorating talk about the future of libraries in the lives of young readers.
When each reader and writer’s ideas and identities are given equal airtime, a classroom can become a democracy of thought. Dan Feigelson, Cornelius Minor, and Lynsey Burkins will explore concrete strategies that center our literacy instruction on the ideas, experiences, and potential of the individual students in front of us.
Ms. Brunetta Washington explains how her third-grade students thoughtfully, with great deliberation, assemble their Reading Wish Lists. Next, they want to procure the books they’ve selected for their Wish Lists. After searching their classroom library for their chosen books, they next take their Reading Wish Lists to the Chicago Public Library and, working with the public librarian, find their books there. A confident relationship with classrooms, schools, and public libraries helps children develop and support a sustainable reading habit.