In the article, Fisher and Frey begin by sharing what educators are doing to discourage rereading and repeated reading. They then discuss four things educators should do to foster rereading:
- Changing the task and purpose (Give an authentic reason)
- Ask text dependent questions that use pacing and sequence to deepen understanding
- Press of evidence (Rather than having students use their background knowledge, have them use what the text says)
- Provide an audience (Readers Theatre)
Reading this article allowed me to reflect on my journey as an educator, the literacy practices I've seen (and a few I employed when I first entered the profession), and what I can do to make sure we are implementing instructional practices that convey why reading (and literacy as a whole) are critical skills.
My favorite quote came at the end of the article:
"Our charge as educators is to apprentice students into the reading world. That means we must ensure that our words and actions provide that invitation every day."
What are you doing to meet this charge?