Establishing a strong culture of reading within a school can often set students on a path of educational success. Ensuring that students understand the significance of literacy, and working hard to develop an environment in which reading is seen as a means not just for achievement, but personal fulfillment, is a growing importance within Michigan. As our legislature wrestles with bills addressing third grade literacy, and our home-grown Reading Now Network establishes a set of high performing reading practices, schools in Michigan have every reason to establish strong cultures of reading within their classrooms.
Rachelle Wynkoop, Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum for Port Huron Area Schools and a life-long reader, led us through a passionate conversation about establishing a culture in which every learner and educator within a school building is a reader.
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