Supporting Student Reading

A local teacher, Jaime Arredondo, visited my class this evening to talk with students about “Reading with Focus.” His presentation made me reflect again on how important it is to help students learn how to process text. My tool belt used to be pretty limited. I’d have students do double …

Boys and Reading

Jeff Wilhelm and Michael Smith’s┬áReading Don’t Fix No Chevys┬ánot only has a great title but interesting insight into adolescent boys’ relationship to reading. Let me add one short anecdote to their work. A few months ago, my neighbor Bob and his teenage son Ben came over to help me move …