|GET 'EM READING!|
|Nothing compares to the feeling I get when I help a student discover the magic of reading. My experiences have taught me that it is never too late to turn a non-reader into a reader--IT JUST TAKES THE RIGHT BOOK!
This website is devoted to helping teachers find fun and innovative ways to connect kids to all types of literature and to provide support for teachers willing to "teach outside the box". In addition to posting the handouts from my presentations, I will also post teaching strategies that I have found to be successful with reluctant readers, so please check back frequently!
|My name is Daria Plumb. I was born and raised in the small town of Dundee, Michigan. After graduating from Dundee High School in 1990, I attended Western Michigan University and earned my Bachelor's Degree in secondary education.
In 1994 I returned home and was hired to teach at Riverside Academy (formerly Dundee Alternative High School) and I have been there ever since!
In 2004, I received my Master's Degee in Children's Literature from Eastern Michigan University. Since then I have done numerous presentations on young adult literature, classic lit, and reluctant readers at both the local, state, and national levels.
|WHO AM I ?|
|Some of the information on these worksheets has been downloaded from websites and not all of it has been cited. I am in the process of adding citation information. It is not my intention to violate any copyrights. Please contact me if anything needs to be removed.|
|Photo by Kim Brent
Courtesy of Monroe Publishing Company
|Read Mark Rutkowski's article "Don't Want to Read? Don't Tell Daria" in the Autumn '09 issue of MONROE Magazine|
|2009 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee with Steve Kluger
|2009 Walden Award Winner, Steve Kluger, with his prizes 11/23/09|
|My students with YA Author Patrick Jones
"Text Messages, Episode #21"
for more about the 2009 Walden Award
|from VOYA PRESS:
This book includes teaching ideas from the following getemreading.com pages:
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