What Do Our Kids Read During Independent (But Not Really) Reading Time? — The Misfortune Of Knowing
December 27, 2016
I just finished reading this Blog Article about Students Reading Levels. It about made me cry. By my Sophomore Year of High School I already read To Kill of Mocking Bird (twice), Night (for Class), Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Macbeth. And I didn’t need a system that’s hurting these students ability too become proper scholars.
I was thinking of creating a similar system using shorter material such as: Short Stories, Novellas, Plays, Treaties, Pocket Books, etc to help the student to develop higher reading levels while also making them well rounded readers. All of the books pictured below are easy reads.
Any thoughts? Read the article and message back on what you think of a new reading system? The System I would create would be 1000 Quick reads that would take the reader about a decade to finish! Read the article and tell us what you think?
When students choose “independent reading” books, what do they pick? According to Renaissance Learning’s 2016 report, high school students chose To Kill a Mockingbird, (9th graders), Night (10th graders), The Crucible (11th graders), and Macbeth (12th graders). It’s hard to believe The Crucible, a 1953 play by Arthur Miller, would surpass comic books or modern […]