Teachers as Readers (TAR) committee
“Readers are made by readers.” – Aiden Chambers
Renee Cameron and Rosemary Enos, co-chair the Teachers as Readers (TAR) Committee. TAR sponsors a session at the North Carolina Reading Association conference to discuss selected books and encourages members and others attending the conference to read the books, prepare for, and take part in the discussion. Authors of the books talk about their books and respond to questions.
Books selected for Teachers as Readers for 2015: To be announced.
Local Councils may read the books selected for TAR or organize their own book clubs in which members read and discuss books they select.
What councils select to read for their own book clubs would be up to them: professional books, children’s books, Teachers as Readers titles, etc.
Here are tips for setting up Teachers as Readers:
Margriet Ruurs recommended the following seven guidelines for establishing Teachers as Readers in “Teachers As Readers: Practicing What You Teach.” Reading Today. February/March 2006, page 22.
- “Invite about ten people, including teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, and community members.
- Select a facilitator.
- Set a regular meeting date and time.
- Find a convenient meeting place.
- Establish a way to determine reading materials.
- Talk about listening and speaking skills and expectations.
- Read and enjoy!”
Click here to contact NCRA President, Jeanne Swafford.
Members, find contact information for committee chairpersons in the Members Only section under Leaders, NCRA Committees.