Slow Bloggin' and Miss Rumphius
Voila! New Kid Lit Mag

Weekend Reading

Some links to keep you busy over the weekend. Have a good one!


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ugh! I am just sick that A.R. is moving on to England. I HATE A.R. I have seen kids not touch books simply because there was no A.R. test for it at my school. The tests are so lame. They are surface level questions and do not delve into the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy - no critical thinking questions. If that wasn't enough, I know that some of the upper elementary teachers are using A.R. scores as reading grades for report cards. When will the madness stop?

Kelly, in all probability the madness won't stop until we ditch both our governments, and maybe not even then, unfortunately.

Susan, thanks for sharing the Quiller-Couch - it's been an age since I read On The Art of Reading (to which I was introduced via Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road and other works, no less), and I'd forgotten about the section on children's reading. It was nice to be reminded !

Michele, 84 Charing Cross Road is exactly where I heard of Quiller-Couch. I've not yet read the section of his book that I mentioned, but I've printed it out. I think it's SO COOL that it's free.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)