KCP teacher Lara (Oakland, CA) sent me this great photo from her classroom whiteboard. Check it out!
Have you read any of these books? Feel free to let everyone know in the comments! (I’ve read The Maze Runner, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Takedown, Things Fall Apart, and Murderville.)
I really like what Lara is doing here. In a quick and informal way, she is celebrating her students’ reading, identifying good books, and building a reading community.
Reading is both a private and a social activity. On the one hand, we all need space to be with our own book and our own thoughts. On the other hand, reading offers an opportunity to connect. Young people have told me the exhilaration they feel when they talk to a peer about a common book they’ve read.
Thank you, Lara, for your dedication to your students and your hard work to promote reading in your classroom!