Ms. Landgrian will present to the elementary literacy department about creating equitable book rooms that support students’ reading. She will then model this process at Memorial-Spaulding by helping us to reorganize our books to support equity.
Research shows students who read for pleasure have higher reading achievement; privileging student choice and voice in reading books is critical to fostering reading motivation. Therefore, our schools’ book rooms must reflect the skills, interests, and identities of all students. Our school’s book room has been stagnant and poorly used for a while; Ms. Landrigan has expertise in supporting schools in revitalizing book rooms and their use to promote reading engagement and achievement.