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To Read or Not to Read
As someone who’s mother used to tell her, “It’s a beautiful day. Get your nose out of your book, and go outside,” I don’t quite understand the reluctant reader. Okay, I’ll admit it. I don’t. I understand not wanting to read something you’re forced to read (Moby Dick), I understand not having time to read (writing grad school papers), I understand needing a break from reading (yeah, sometimes I do). But I just don’t understand not ever wanting to read. Because I don’t understand it, as a language arts literacy teacher, I’ve become a bit fascinated by it.
A Book in Every Hand
“Ms. Schmidt, I need a book to read. What’s good?” I hear this almost daily in my classroom. For my students who read a lot, I have no trouble putting a book in their hands. For those students, I’ve learned their reading likes and dislikes, and my challenge is keeping them in books.
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