Supporting Readers

 To understand how to support readers, let’s start with the goals that we, the support team (caregivers, parents, teachers), have for our children: We want them to be life-long readers and learners who read widely, think deeply, and take a critical stance. 

Why do we want this? Because it positions readers to experience success in their lives, schools, and workplaces and it makes possible an informed citizenry, which is necessary to a functioning democracy. 

What does the support team need to know in order to help children reach these goals? 

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