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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Creating a community of readers through email

Our IMC specialist/librarian started doing something this year in her email which is slowly catching on with other teachers in the building.  In our email signatures, we have a line that tells the book we are currently reading.

I think it really sends the message of our love of books and that we didn't just love books when we were a kid in school.  It is also a great way to learn about the interests of others in our building and our district.  I like seeing the titles of the books that others are reading.

Finally, I find that it makes me find the time to read more.  I don't want to email someone for 3 weeks and have the same book listed all of the time.  It makes me accountable to finish the book and move on!  :)


Tara said...

Ohhhhh! Neat idea! I'm going to have to share this with our Asst. Principal...we just started a school bookclub on The Book Whisperer. The email thing would be a neat thing to add and encourage reading:)

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Jennifer Gibson said...

Love the Book Whisperer! You should read Igniting a Passion for Reading, too. Very similar and more to think about!