Simple Starts: Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom is author Kari Yates’ getting-started guide to creating the reading classroom of your—and your students’—dreams. In today's post, Kari explains the need for, you guessed it, simple starting points to create lifelong readers in your students. The process is complex, and it's a great challenge to make your classroom reader-centered, but all you need to do is bravely begin.
Conversational, practical, and inspirational, Simple Starts is filled with teaching strategies, quick reflection charts, example anchor charts, and teacher know-how from thirty years in classrooms and schools.
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Kari Yates is a program manager for literacy and English learners, helping teachers and administrators plan literacy instruction. Visit her web site and follow her on Twitter at @Kari_Yates.
Simple Starts: Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom is out now.