Build a Community of Readers? Yes, Please!

My grade 7  PLC has joyfully embarked upon a reading journey with our students (see previous Book Love entry). What do I mean by that? Well, we are systematically putting the reading back into our English curriculum. This may sound like a no duh! kind of situation to some people, but not to us. Time […]

Book Love! New Ideas About Independent Reading

I’m about halfway through Book Love by Penny Kittle and it is giving me a lot of ideas about how I want to run my independent reading program next year. The introduction has some shocking research about young readers. I mean, we know these things, but it is still depressing: “All adolescents are reading less. There is a downward trend […]