Book Blogger Hop: Reading Days

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Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer wherein a blogger asks a question and we answer it. Easy peasy. This week’s question comes from Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews.

Is every day a reading day for you?

tl;dr response: Yes.

Long response: I read for a number of different purposes, and even if I don’t count the reading I do on social networking, I read every day.

By day, I am a reading specialist. I work with adolescent readers who, because of their test scores, have been enrolled in my class to work on their literacy skills. They’re a fun bunch of young people to work with. With them, I definitely read every day. Sometimes it’s reading a text and doing think alouds (modeling how I use reading strategies when I read), sometimes it’s modeling for them what it looks like to read independently (also, they tend to be interested in whatever it is I’m reading).

By evening, I’m a grad student studying literacy. Lots of reading there. Much of it I only have the faintest grasp at. But the more I read, the more it makes sense.

By all the time (ha!), I’m married to aΒ reader. We spend quite a bit of time together reading, which I think is fantastic.

Do you read every day?Β 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Reading Days

  1. Wow! Being a literary specialist is pretty awesome! It must feel so great to get to enjoy reading with kids and working with them toward success. (Also, I have to say I’m pretty impressed you’re going to grad school while working and blogging.)

    I read every day because it’s how I treat my mental health conditions without being medicated. Awesome post! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You know, I’m glad that this is what I’ve been able to do for the last 10 years. The thing about blogging is that I have a 1 hour drive to and from work every day and I carpool. On the days I don’t drive, I have plenty of opportunity to write.

      I’m glad that reading helps you. Such a great drug, isn’t it?

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      1. Carpool writing sounds like an excellent use of time! πŸ˜€

        It really is. Reading is the best drug I know. It even has minimal side effects! I currently have a book hangover so I can’t say it has none lol

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  2. What a WONDERFUL job to have!! It must be very rewarding to you when you see your students improving their reading skills and actually enjoying what they read. I really like your idea of doing “think alouds”. Sounds like fun! I’ll go check it out further.

    I admire you for going to grad school at the same time! Reading is obviously your life’s passion!

    You’re also very lucky to be married to another reader. Not everybody is, lol.

    Reading is something I MUST do every single day! I feel bereft if I am unable to do so on any particular day.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own BBH post!! Hope the week ahead is a GREAT one for you!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m a middle school ELA teacher, and one of my favorite things about my job is fostering a love of reading in my students. Seeing their attitudes towards reading change– what? reading can still be fun?– really makes me feel like I’m making a difference! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m right there with you. The one thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to get them to stay with it after they leave me. From what I’ve heard from former students at our high school, they’re not engaging with reading in the same way.

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      1. Agreed. It’s easy for them to keep up with it when I’m reminding them about it all the time, but when things get more challenging, and they get busier, I think reading gets pushed to the side again. If you figure it out, let me know! πŸ˜‰

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