Happy July 4th. In this post, I celebrate students’ INDEPENDENCE… in making their summer reading lists.
For years we have compiled a summer book list for students. Who better to suggest books for summer reading than their experienced, well-read, knowledgeable teachers?
Or maybe not.
A list is simply that: a list. When handed to a student or a family, it has no personality, no connections, no excitement. And while the books that we took the time to put on that list were good and worthwhile, they were just words on a page.
After this year of great reading and book discovery, I was determined to give the students some INDEPENDENCE in making their summer book lists.
At the upper right of this blog you can find a page link: Find your next best book (TBR pile). This is the resource I put together so students could make their own summer reading list that had some personal and emotional investment.
I won’t go back.