Teachers who are committed readers and who model their enjoyment of reading to their classes, tend to:
- plan their teaching around a wide range of high quality texts reflecting the diversity of young readers and their communities
- motivate learners by modelling readerly behaviours
- find engaging texts which are more demanding than children and young adults might read on their own
- create opportunities to talk about reading
- read aloud to classes from a range of fiction, information, poetry, and from what children and young adults write themselves
- encourage reading of texts created by and about people of colour as a matter of course
- lead children and young adults to seek out further reading matter independently
- make informed choices of texts to recommend for school libraries and independent reading.
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