Tag Archives: The Power and the Promise of Independent Reading

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It began on Twitter.

That’s not a surprise.

It began on Twitter with an #ILA chat.

Also not a surprise as#ILA routinely has chats.

It was my first introduction.

So I researched her on the ILA page here.

We discussed the “Power and the Promise of Independent Reading.”

And then I met her again through work with the Book Love Foundation as she interviewed authors and helped with book selection.

Again, we worked online, at a distance.

In February of 2022, I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Julia in two powerful back to back in person sessions at #CCIRA22. What a joy! And so many new books to consider.

In the beginning . . .

From 2019 to 2022

Respect for a master librarian (and teacher) envisioning new possibilities, Julia E. Torres. Thank you for opening up new worlds!

And watch for her book from ISTE out this summer with co-author Valerie Tagoe,

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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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#ILAchat: Independent Reading

The definition for Independent Reading from ILA

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What does that mean?

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How well does your independent reading align with the definition?

What have you changed or tweaked? 

How has that impacted student reading, especially student joy and passion for reading?


How can you capitalize on the “Power and the Promise of Independent Reading”?

Please join the chat to share your ideas!

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