Breaking the “Reading Rules”

This reflection is in response to the article “Some Rules We Need to Break in Our Reading Classrooms” by Pernille Ripp, reposted by Cult of Pedagogy When I introduced the Million Word Challenge to my students, I told them that all I wanted was their word count- no projects, no summaries, not a traditional reading log, […]

To all those who teach writing–

To all those who teach writing– Encourage creativity, but teach the rules of the game. Be steadfast in corrections of commonly confused words: If they’re going to be taken seriously out there, choosing their words carefully matters. Teach them that form speaks, too. Make them notice that a complex sentence tells about a relationship between […]