"I'm going to have to buy the next book of this series."
These words came from the mouth of Mechanic Boy. A self-proclaimed nonreader in my credit recovery class.
But he's read TWO books this quarter. Really read them. As a class we read Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
It didn't suck. And we had great discussions.
Then we started an independent reading unit. Student could choose their own book and they would read it in 15 days. 15. Days.
I was crazy, wasn't I?
Mechanic Boy was home from school yesterday with food poisoning. He finished the book. Finished the book on day 6! And loved it. He has to order the next one because "The author stopped this book is a really bad spot." In other words, Mechanic Boy needs to find out what happened.
He kept telling Amanda (student teacher) and I that he still wasn't a reader. He just liked this book. I kept telling him, "Everyone is a reader. Some just haven't found the right book. Looks like you found yours."
He smiles, but still isn't convinced.
I ordered the next book. It'll be here Friday.
The book that hooked him?