I don't often post things about teaching philosophy, and I probably still won't do it too often, but in keeping with yesterday's post...
The Rights of the Reader
By Daniel Pennac
1. The right to not read.
2. The right to skip pages.
3. The right to not finish.
4. The right to reread.
5. The right to read anything.
6. The right to escapism.
7. The right to read anywhere.
8. The right to browse.
9. The right to read out loud.
10. The right not to defend your tastes.
Source: Pennac, 2006.
According to Miller:
Book Review Criteria
• Quotes from the book
• Quotes from famous writers and reviewers
• Cliffhanger questions
• Personal reactions and opinions
• Awards the book and author have won
• Recommended reading age
• Other books by the same author
• Comparisons with other books
The following are my favorite reasons (by Jen Robinson) to read children's books, but I've linked to the entire list!
WHY YOU SHOULD READ CHILDREN’S BOOKS AS AN ADULT
By Jen Robinson
5. It clues you in on cultural references that you may have missed (both current and classical.)
9. It’s often inspirational – reading about heroes and bravery and loyalty makes you want to be a better person. And couldn’t we all do with some of that?
10. Did I mention that it’s fun?
Source: Jen Robinson’s Book Page, 2005.