I told her the proverbial, “Go, fly!” I gave her the time and space and let her write. She was writing with a purpose - following her plot outline - but she was also writing with PASSION - perhaps the very beginning of fulfillment of her potential as a creative writer.
We wholeheartedly believe in this quote. Forming relationships with your students from day one is essential to a successful school year.
The best hope for the future. Getting books into kids’ hands. Everyday.
Creating a culture that supports and celebrates reading requires several components. In Authentic and Relentless Enthusiasm, we talked about how to create the positive energy surrounding books and reading. While a positive vibe is one essential part of the foundation---so is responsibility and engagement. Therefore, accountability is a must. In our class, we began each… Continue reading Establishing a Reading Culture: Accountability
In our class of 23 sixth graders this past year, every single one of them read 40 books or more. Every. Single. One.