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Weekend Reading

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


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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.

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