I have read the new standards. I have read the books expanding on the new standards. I have come to the conclusion that they are not new -- they are intrinsic beliefs. Of course, I believe that reading is the cornerstone for the library, media center, or whatever you call your learning space. I practice inquiry with my students, whether it be whole class, small groups, or individuals. My question is: don't you? If you don't, why not??
I will continue to discuss the standards and indicators in the upcoming days, feel free to comment.