Growing Readers through Independent Choice Texts

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Teachers in the high school English classroom can instill a sense of lifelong readership in their students through the use of independent reading. Independent reading as a classroom practice, provides structured time for students to dive into high interests texts of their choice in a low-stakes, yet rewarding opportunity to develop their reading skills. As a practice, independent reading fosters teacher-to-student relationships, provides differentiation, and develops a community of readers within a learning environment.

Francisco Rodriguez, graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Principal Certificate


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
6:00 PM CT
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Presented By Francisco Rodriguez & Panelists

Francisco Rodriguez is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Principal Certificate. As a product of Houston ISD, he is proud to serve as the Media Services Specialist for his own former high school and hopes to support a culture of literacy for his campus.

Panelists (Linda, Sophia, and Josue) are student leaders at Northside HS. As readers, they contribute to a culture of literacy for their school.

Joining as a guest speaker is Ms. Louisa Meacham, a high school English teacher at Northside High School in the Houston Independent School District. As a lifelong learner and reader herself, she aspires to further her teaching craft to best meet the instructional and socio-emotional needs of her students.

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