Such a great week learning about reading. It is a state of mind rather than something we must do. How do we get our students to embrace reading?
How do we move them to a place of delight and joy when they get to read a book?
What are we doing in the classroom to achieve this goal?
What kind of damage is being done to our children's relationship with reading when we force them to read so they can attempt to answer what some stranger believes is the correct inference for a given passage?
How do we, as teachers foster an environment in our school that promotes a life long love affair with books?
I believe we have to look past the the results of a test.
We must allow choice and risk.
We must allow our students the freedom to explore and get lost within the pages of a story- just for the joy of being lost.
I believe this is our ultimate goal...