Developing a culture of reading
This packet, created by the staff at East Side Community School, lays out many of the structures and strategies the school uses to create and sustain a schoolwide culture of reading. The packet includes introductory documents that provide quick tips for teachers, leaders, and librarians. It also includes a number of deeper resources for educators in those roles, as well as for parents and families. The deeper resources include classroom tools and guides for both middle and high school, sample schedules and that create protected space for independent reading for all students, tips and strategies for developing a library and matching students with books that interest them, and supporting information for families to create consistency between school and the home. Educators can use these resources to begin developing their own culture of reading from a range of possible starting points.