I really enjoyed reading Donalyn Miller’s article on “Creating Readers”. Her love of books and children is one aspect I got out of this article. I commend her for not giving up on the children in her classroom and their different reading abilities. I loved the fact that she gives her students time to read in class! When I was in elementary and middle school, we were required to take A.R but we never received any time to read in class. We took it home as homework and were required to later take a test on it to see how well we knew the book. To me, this took the fun out of reading. I would focus so much on what I needed to remember and study about the book, I never enjoyed the book itself and I was never relaxed about it. If I would have had a teacher like Donalyn Miller, I would have enjoyed reading as a child much more and would have loved to read at home and in my spare time. I strongly agree with her point on the “popcorn” style of reading! Being in middle school is tough enough, and reading in front of the class is just torture! I liked her way of reading called the “share read” method. I think this is great for any age group and instead of calling someone out, the class can experience the book together and even learn and understand new vocabulary while reading. I learned many different tips from this article by Donalyn Miller and plan on taking them with me in the next few years as I ready myself to become a teacher!