23 May Slice of Life: Actually … Not Funny at All #SOL18
I know this is meant to be funny, but it really isn’t.
Our kids deserve more. Our kids deserve to live the life of a reader. We need to connect our students with books. We need to have access to books to connect to our students. The research is clear how important it is to connect our students with books and this video, well it speaks for itself. Talking with students about books is formative data. Matching books to readers is teaching. Developing a love of reading is an objective. I have a son who just went through the college process and was asked in most of his interviews about the last book he read. Regardless of GPA, SAT scores or extracurriculars… if he responded like the people in this video I think it would have been a deal breaker. If the standards are focused on developing college and career ready individuals, I think we need to make sure our students can name a book.