Spring Into Reading
The Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District is proud to partner with Horizon Books, Cadillac, to offer the first annual "Spring Into Reading" event from April-May 2023.
Research is clear - around the world, educators, parents, and communities are struggling to keep kids focused on reading throughout their middle and high school years. By fourth grade, many students have learned a number of the basic processes of reading and writing; however, they still need to master literacy practices unique to different levels, disciplines, texts, and situations (NCTE, 2007)
The local districts that comprise the Wexford-Missaukee ISD service region continue to employ a variety of strategies to continue to increase adolescent interest in reading - both for purpose and for pleasure. Research has shown time and again that one of the best ways to encourage students to become lifelong readers is to offer a wide and varied selection of books from which they can choose. (NCTE, 2018)
The WMISD 6-12 ELA professional learning community represents teachers from around the entire ISD service region. 6th-12th grade Teachers from our local districts have worked with students to identify high-interest books for their classroom libraries. Working with our local partner, Horizon Books, teachers have built wish-lists. Books on the wishlist are both available online at horizonbooks.com, and in most cases, in store at the downtown Cadillac branch.
Select a wishlist from the options below.
Order books online and under Pick-Up options, select "I would like to pick this order up at the store."
Under order comments write "Spring into Reading purchase for _____(Teacher name)_________.
We'll collect the books and get them to the teachers!
Holly Beckwith - Manton Consolidated Schools
Sarah Bernier - Lake City Area Public Schools
Kayla Clough - Manton Consolidated Schools
Tara Donzell - Cadillac Area Public Schools
Patti Hamlet - McBain Rural Agricultural School
Nick Johnston - Lake City Area Public Schools
Mallory O'Dell - Manton Consolidated Schools
Keri Powell - Cadillac Area Public Schools
Hannah Vranish - Lake City Area Public Schools
On behalf of the students all around our ISD we thank you for your generosity and support!
For more information contact Dave Johnson at WMISD: david.johnson[at]wmisd.org.
ASCD. (2002). Making reading relevant for adolescents. ASCD. Retrieved February 27 from https://www.ascd.org/el/articles/making-reading-relevant-for-adolescents
MacPherson, K. (May 27, 2020). How to encourage teenagers - especially boys - to read this summer. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/how-to-encourage-teenagers--especially-boys--to-read-this-summer/2020/05/26/28f6fb1a-96cf-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html
NCTE. (2019, July, 2018). A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy Instruction. 2018. Retrieved February 27 from https://ncte.org/statement/adolescentliteracy/
NCTE. (2007). Adolescent literacy: a policy research brief produced by the national council of teachers of english. Retrieved February 20 from https://cdn.ncte.org/nctefiles/resources/positions/chron0907researchbrief.pdf
WETA. (2023). How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read. Retrieved February 20 from https://www.adlit.org/topics/parent-tips/how-parents-can-encourage-teens-read