Reading Communities

NCTE 2013 - Session M.25

(Re)Inventing and Extending Reading Communities

Reading communities are being (re)invented to feed students’ needs and interests with authentic reading experiences. The establishment of dynamic reading communities within and beyond classroom settings scaffolds students towards independence as lifelong readers.


Three panelists from intermediate classrooms will share experiences of (re)inventing reading communities in their rural, low-socioeconomic school settings, as well as ways in which they have extended their students’ membership in reading communities beyond the classroom walls. Panelists will offer evidence of the impact a well-established reading community has had for their students. Experiences will range from localized classroom activities to school-wide, community, and interstate relationships that promote intrinsic interest in lifelong reading. Each panelist will address classroom reading communities and initiatives to facilitate broader reading experiences that expand their reading communities outside of the classroom.

Sunday, November 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in Hynes Convention Center/Room 305, Level Three

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