As most of you know, I read Penny Kittle's Book Love over break and participated in the Facebook group conversation. It was an amazing professional development opportunity. I always thought I was pretty good at getting books into the hands of my students, but I am so much better now! That 10 minutes a day just blows my mind. And my students are reaping the benefits--they're reading!
Thank you, Penny Kittle (she commented on my blog piece too. Feels like I've been visited by a ROCK STAR!)
How do I know (besides the record we keep of pages read)? They tweet them out.
Two snow days and three late starts gave students lots of time to read. This student actually read outside of class!
And last night, I received this tweet
How do you like that? A student thanking me for getting him to read. So far, in the four weeks we've been back to school, this student has read Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick, Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson and Looking for Alaska by John Green. Isn't that amazing?
Now I am on a continual hunt for books. My book gap is books for guys. Although I have many in my room, I haven't read as many of them as I should. I'd better get going on that. I think these boys are going to keep me busy.