Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Another Reason I Love My Job

I was recently visiting the fifth grade class when I discovered a gem... The kids are currently participating in a book challenge, in which they are required to read a set number of books from various genres. I love this idea because it promotes free choice, while still encouraging students to read outside of their comfort zone (this is particularly great for those kids that "only like _______ books." It helps them to discover books they would otherwise never pick up.

Well, our wonderful fifth grade general studies teacher has the kids record the books they've read in a journal, as well as reflections to those titles. Well, let me tell you how ecstatic I was when I stumbled across the following:

And he just keeps reading!!! And asking for more suggestions. He is also open to a wide variety of suggestions. When I first met this voracious reader, I had no idea he was such a bibliophile... What a pleasant surprise it was!!!


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