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How to Develop Your Students' Love of Reading

Research correlates time spent reading with growth in vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and general knowledge. Students who develop a love for reading are more equipped to fully participate in our democratic society and to live more personally satisfying lives. Get ideas for classroom strategies and systems that will lead to increased student engagement during independent reading time.

Jill Springer

Jill Springer has been an elementary educator for twenty-seven years. Twenty-five of those years were spent teaching in self-contained general education classrooms, grades kindergarten through fourth. Currently, she is an instructional coach in a large culturally and economically diverse elementary school in District 428 in DeKalb, Illinois. Her passions are collaboration with teachers about literacy instruction and curriculum work. She earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and an M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education with a focus in Reading from Northern Illinois University.

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