If you want kids to love reading, let them read what they love.
It is not possible to raise academic achievement unless students read and write more. Much more. An hour a day, 10 books a year. At least.
Independent reading isn't the frosting on the cake; it's the cake! If students don't read independently, they will never read proficiently.
Students don’t need better writing prompts. They need more compelling reasons to write.
The best thing about teaching is that it matters. The hardest thing is that it matters every day.