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Encouraging Reading for Pleasure

In June The Guardian published some tips from teachers, including me, on how to encourage students to read for pleasure.

Below are my tips from the article, as well as a few other points which were raised when corresponding with… 778 more words


Grow Some Neurons!

Many kids begin school already knowing how to read. They haven’t had formal lessons. Their parents haven’t been trained in the latest methodology. They haven’t used a single worksheet or text book. 785 more words

Read-Aloud Plays

Learning to appreciate Dickens, Hardy, and Austen

Upon entering High School, countless ninth graders will be asked to set aside novels written by Collins, Roth, and Green in order to dive into the world of Dickens, Hardy, Bradbury, Steinbeck, et al. 568 more words


Notes from a Reluctant Reader Symposium

A few weeks ago (okay, it was the beginning of June!) I was lucky enough to go to a Reluctant Reader Symposium put on by the… 698 more words

Featured Author: Gary Paulsen

I know, I know, you were promised book reviews, not weird author profile things that sound ominously like you’re in for a mix of commercials and biography. 1,167 more words

Great Books

Hell no I don't read, but if I did...

There will be a part 2 for this series in a day or so with the same questions asked to a lifelong reader, just for comparison. 1,536 more words


What does Unstoppable mean to you? Does it mean to start something and follow through? Perhaps a large snowball rolling down a steep hill? Or maybe setting a goal and achieving it? 300 more words