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Community of Readers

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A Community of Readers

Materials: Questionnaire, bulletin board to hang answers

Grades: 4-8

Instructions: Ask teachers, administrators, police, firefighters, doctors, librarians, the mayor, and other community members about their reading habits. Sample questions:

What types of books do you enjoy most?

What book are you reading now?

Why do you love reading?

Where do you like to read?

Post the answers on a bulletin board, perhaps with photos of each community member holding up his or her favorite book.

Why it works: Shows children models of adult readers. Shows reading is an important skill for all careers. Reinforces that people like all kinds of genres and like to read in all kinds of places; it's reading itself that's important.