First, let me say that our school library is wonderful. Thanks to the efforts of our talented librarians, our school library is filled with many high-interest, engaging titles. I take my classes to the library regularly to give students the opportunity to hear book talks and to… Read More
All posts tagged “independent reading”
From the Classroom: How do we build our students’ readerly lives?
A few years ago, I read Kelly Gallagher’s Readicide, and since then, I’ve had to ask myself some tough questions about how and why I teach literature. This passage, in particular, continues to haunt me: Shouldn’t schools be the place where students interact with interesting books? Shouldn’t… Read More
My GoodReads: Fall 2014
Now that the first marking period is officially behind us, my ninth graders and I are now fully immersed in our independent reading endeavors. As of the first week of November, my 80+ freshman have read more than 225 books, with titles ranging from the hot Maze… Read More
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