Renwick, M. (2020, February 27). 5 Indicators of Empowered Readers. ASCD: Engaging Every Reader, 15(12). Retrieved March 9, 2020.

How do you know if students are empowered as readers? How do you know if they believe in themselves and their reading abilities? As a classroom teacher and principal for the last 20 years, I’ve had firsthand observations of confident readers in action. I am also fortunate to have witnessed my own two children become bibliophiles. Five indicators come to mind that tell us we have empowered readers in our midst.

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