How to cure student "reading ruts"

11/18/2009 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

A Texas language arts teacher says that her students fall into "reading ruts," reading the same type of book by the same author -- a pattern she easily falls into as well. In this blog post, Donalyn Miller writes that she introduced her students to new books by visiting the library, grabbing books she knew were ignored and asking students to commit to reading at least two books outside of their comfort zones.

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