Our teachers actually love reading. That means more to kids than someone just teaching you how to read.
If kids never catch me reading, they won't love to read. Everyone in our building reads!
We also have a block dedicated to just reading. We have time to conference with kids. We don't damage our books - we love them. Kids have a book buddy. We have reading celebrations. We get competitive about who can read the most books. Teachers offer and recommend books.
Our kids genuinely see that reading is amazing.
— Peggy Seaton-Cain, Bookworm & Literacy Teacher