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An Interesting Book on How to Help Kids Become Critical Readers

December 15, 2016 
Nancie Atwell is one of the scholars that have prolifically contributed to the literature on teaching literacy. Nancie is best known for her classic book "In the Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning " in which she provides a thorough analysis to the workshop approach to teaching reading and writing. In the present book I am sharing with you today "The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers" Nancie dwells on the importance of reading workshop and draws on insights from her 20-years teaching experience to help provide you with practical tips to improve kids reading abilities.


As a teacher keen on getting your students engaged in meaningful reading activities and to foster a love of reading in them, the ideas and tips Nancie features in this book are definitely indispensable. With eloquence and a fine tuned anecdotal tone, Nancie's writing style marks a stark departure from those convoluted and mechanical rhetoric that populates didactic literature.

While making a strong case for the integration of the reading workshop into classroom reading instruction, Nancie outlines a wide variety of students work samples, crafted classroom scenes, and paragraphs packed with invaluable teaching suggestions. Ultimately, reading "The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers" will provide you with the know-how to transform your reading instruction and probably redefine your literacy teaching goals.