The epicenter of the Kindle Classroom Project has recently moved to San Francisco, where reading activity has skyrocketed, thanks to excellent English teachers Kathleen Large (Leadership High School) and Angela Barrett (City Arts and Technology High School).
Kathleen and Angela are new teachers to the KCP, and they’re infusing energy, passion, and high levels of reading instruction into the program.
Their students are reading and requesting books, then reading and requesting some more. Today, one student requested Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please after reading a review that Michele Godwin wrote at LHS Books.
And the students’ reading doesn’t stop over the weekend. It just keeps going and going. Here is what some students are reading this weekend:
As I’ve said over and over again, when students get to choose what they read, they choose well. The same thing can be said about requesting books.
I don’t have the data yet to back up the assertion that I’m going to make, but I’m going to make it anyway: On average, students read much more and more often on Kindles than they do in print.
It’s wonderful to see students coming back to reading, reclaiming their love of reading, building robust reading lives, building their reading identities, and living a life of the mind.