As a teacher, especially an English teacher, I am often faced with the sounds of moans and groans whenever we read… especially if the reading is for homework or in any way on their own. It’s a thing that has been particularly bothersome to me.
And now they (the mysterious they) have made me a Reading teacher as well. But instead of teaching kids how to love reading, I feel like I’m just testing them and making reading even more unpleasant for them than it already was.
It made me think… like really dig down deep and think, how do we get students to like reading?
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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is one of those books that I think is best just to read for fun and not overthink. When I first finished the book, I really enjoyed it for the reasons I’ll get to shortly, but now that I’m working on a review, I keep finding things that, the more I analyze them, the less I enjoy this book. I still like it enough that I want to keep reading the series, and I will definitely add it to my personal library at the school for my kids to read, but I do have some questions as to how strong the message is for young female readers.
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Good evening Rewinders! This week everything is a little wonky. Again, I didn’t get the #WriterWednesday post up on time… or at all! Again, the weekly rewind is a little late, though I promise to post before the weekend is technically over. But, hopefully, after today is done I’ll be back on track. It’s been a busy weekend!
For that matter, it’s been a relatively busy week!!
As such, the soundtrack for this week’s rewind is full of trance and dubstep.
Continue reading #DSFWeeklyRewind: Playing Catch Up