Teachers are Always Learning

Dec 15th, 2017

Today several of our elementary teachers took on the role of student.  Their inquiries centered around when students interact with books before they can read conventionally.  

Our teachers learned how to create classroom conditions and provide literacy opportunities that are inviting, child-centered, and considerate of all young children, no matter who they are as readers or what they can do with books.

The also explored how young children's interactions with any book count as real reading, whether or not they can read the words. When we view children as readers and nurture what they're doing before they can read conventionally, we're helping them develop healthy reading habits and identities as well as a disposition toward meaning making and joyful engagement with all books.