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, […]

The Gift of Reading

Years ago, I wanted to write my AP English essay about Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, but didn’t have a copy of the book. My teacher gave me his copy by crossing out his name and writing mine. Even though it has fallen apart into two, that book remains on my shelf as a cherished possession. […]