"Reading Without Limits" is a newly published book written by Maddie Witter. Witter is a founding teacher at KIPP Infinity Charter School in New York City. As a result of her work in this school, she understands what it is like to teach in a high poverty area with many struggling readers.
It can often be difficult to find reading resources written by teachers who are familiar with this setting. While many professional development books for teachers offer countless suggestions that have worked for the authors, it is refreshing to read a book that is written specifically for struggling readers.
The beginning introduction to KIPP Infinity Charter School draws in the reader. It makes it apparent that Witter is knowledgeable about what she is writing about. It is both inspiring and motivating for teachers. This background helps the reader see how the strategies supplied by Witter will be meaningful in their classroom.
Witter offers countless ideas that engage and teach children. She emphasizes the importance of developing students who have a desire to read and the ability to read on or above their grade level. There are suggestions for what aspects of reading instruction should be incorporated into the classroom.
The suggestions are ranked as mild, medium and spicy. The mild ideas are ideas that you can read about today and be ready to use in your classroom tomorrow. The medium ideas require a little planning and the spicy ideas require more in-depth planning.
This book is suitable for teachers from elementary to middle school (and maybe even teachers of struggling high school students. This is a resource that will be invaluable in your classroom.