Lesson 9, Topic 3
- Why might it not be a wise idea for the teacher to simply choose for students the books that he or she likes?
- Have you ever taught a book to students that was too challenging for their development level? How could you tell it was too challenging for them?
- Have you ever taught a book to students that was too easy for their development level? How could you tell it was too easy for them?
- Lori Jill says that a well-chosen book “should march a bit ahead of the students’ current development, leading them forward.” Discuss what this means.
- It is often said that younger students “learn to read” so that when they are older the can “read to learn.” Discuss the meaning and importance of this maxim for reading instruction.
- Why does Lori Jill caution teachers against regularly saying that “reading is fun”?
- What strategy for teaching reading in the middle years might you consider implementing and why?