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This book.

This book had a profound impact on my personal and professional life. This book brought together folks who continue to impact my personal and professional life.

So much of reading is invisible. So much of reading is complex. So much of reading takes a deep understanding. A reader who slows down and spies on themself as a reader can learn about the process of meaning making.

This book was the center of a book study on Twitter. #WRRD We spent time discussing the contents and the application. But additional highlights were in meeting with, chatting face to face, and having dinner with the authors. Approachable authors. Authors who share their thinking. Authors who model their own learning.

Dr. Mary Howard wrote this post after Dorothy and Vicki were on a #G2Great chat about What Readers Really Do in 2017. Now more than ever the invisible processes of meaning making must be a part of the goal setting and discourse of educators.

Beyond celebrating the authors … Thank you, Ryan Scala, for organizing what began as a book study and actually evolved into a community of scholars with common interests in improving learning, literacy and leadership.

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How do you build community that endures beyond a single goal/purpose? Who leads the work? Who does the work?

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Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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13 responses

  1. I love that YOU thanked Ryan, today!! I am a better teacher for all RYAN taught me! I am copying the link and sending this to him!!

    1. So much learning from Ryan that continues!!!

  2. I am a better teacher and a richer person because of this book and all of the people who it brought together.

    1. Rich from the text, conversations, and our community!

  3. “reading is invisible” – I never thought of this before but how true it is. No one can see what goes on id a someone’s head when they are reading. Slowing down and watching ourselves as we read would be an eye opening foray into how we learn.

    1. So many ways to read . . . And process the print!

  4. YES! A book I return to again and again.

    1. So much to digest in this text!

  5. I am a huge fan of Vicki Vinton’s work, and I’m so glad to see that there are so many others who were changed by the ideas of this book. I am still on my journey of living and applying those ideas.

    1. Such an important text!

  6. A book I return to again and again as well–and reading your post made me think how very much I’d like to reread it this summer. Adding it to the pile!

    1. It’s a fabulous reread!

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