Reading Plan

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

One thing I teach my students is that it is important to have a reading plan.  We have a place for one in our reading notebooks, but I don’t really care how they accomplish this, the method is up to them.

I always have two stacks of books:  One is next to the bed and contains my current reading, the other is on a table at the foot of my bed where I can see it and think about what I want to read next.  I bring the pile next to my bed  in to the classroom and talk about how I decide what I will read.  I show them all the books I’m currently reading–usually a YA book, a non-fiction book, my Bible, and a cookbook.

We just got back from spending the summer in the states and returned with a suitcase and a half of new reading material.   Then I show them a photo of the books I have lined up to read for a while.

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