*This is blog post #5 in the 2012 Summer Blog Challenge*
Since our building has gone school-wide with Daily 5/Cafe, my beliefs on teaching literacy have changed dramatically from when I started teaching. I only wish that I could go back in time and teach reading the way my awesome teachers are now. My beliefs have been influenced by "The Sisters," Regie Routman, Donalyn Miller, and Kelly Gallagher. If you are an elementary principal or are in a position to have anything to do with teaching literacy, then you had better know who these educators/authors are and read their books! If you're in Middle/High School, don't close this window yet...
A while back, someone tweeted out a link for the following video that I think sums up one of my new core reading beliefs: when students are allowed to choose what they are reading, they will read more and grow as readers.
Does your literacy program/classroom give students a choice in what they read?