· Quaker Reading gives validity to students' personal reactions to selected pieces of writing.
· Quaker Reading allows students to express their reactions in a non-judgmental setting.
· Quaker Reading draws images together from all points of the literary text.
· Students respond to the reading in a journal format.
· Invite students to participate in a voluntary, random sharing of their selected images from the literature. They read aloud, as in a Quaker meeting, "as the spirit moves them."
· While one person reads, other students should listen.
· Teachers should be active participants in this activity and allow for possible periods of silence.
· Students may choose to respond to a person’s response by sharing their own response to a passage or question.