Avoiding the Tsunami.
I'm popping in only quickly this week to share my thoughts on chapter three in Readicide. Seriously people - go and get the book. You won't regret it.
I'm busy busy this week - mid year reports, last week of school, family arriving from across the other side of the world, and just life in general. So I don't have heaps to say - just a few thoughts.
The other thing I want to quickly touch on is how we absolutely thrash reading responses with our kids. Instead of inciting a love of classic novels with our kids, we spend every teaching moment pushing the pause button on stories with our students. Instead of encouraging them to become engrossed with the story, characters, and themes in a book, we over analyse every detail to the point that it's impossible to even follow the story any more.
Seriously people - we need to do something about that. Let's start comparing the story to our real lives, but in a real way. Not in a way that stops our students from wanting to read anything ever again.
I just want to end this brief blog post with a link to a post I remembered from years ago. It's from years ago when a then 16 year old wrote to famous novelists of the time asking them if they intentionally added symbolism to their works. The answers are interesting to say the least!
Check it out here.
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Until next week.