In the second edition of Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths for a Lifetime of Independence, Purpose, and Joy, co-authors and literacy experts Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell revisit the founding framework of the seven strengths that empower students to become lifelong super readers: belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage and hope. Every Child a Super Reader, 2nd Edition argues that reading helps students cultivate the strengths that support their capacity to understand their swiftly evolving world and feel empowered.
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The second edition for grades K–8 features a bold new design and highlights updated research on all aspects of the book. The authors emphasize the importance of student choice in reading materials and share new information on culturally responsive reading and ways reading and writing function as mutually beneficial language processes. It also demonstrates how to create digital spaces for students and families in a post-pandemic world and contains a heightened focus on how reading can be viewed as a tool for civic engagement.
The updated version also includes culturally diverse children’s book lists as well as new interactive reading lessons for each of the seven strengths. Educators will find a brand new Seven Strengths Rubric for evaluating students’ growth in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as a wealth of updated management and assessment tools, such as the Yearlong School & District Calendar for super reading, with the sample schedules for elementary school literacy blocks and middle school ELA time.
Pam Allyn is an internationally acclaimed author of many books for parents, teachers and education leaders. She is an award-winning literacy advocate whose programs have changed the lives of millions of children around the world.
Dr. Ernest Morrell is a renowned author and researcher whose award-winning work profoundly impacts teachers and students worldwide. He is the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Associate Dean of Humanities and Equity at the University of Notre Dame, and is a member of the National Academy of Education.