Students need in-class time to read.

Every time I ask my students to reflect on our assigned reading, they tell me that they need time to read during class.

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But only 38% of my students have read 100% of their assigned, chosen novel, two weeks after the due date.

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Some of them are still working on finishing.

(Any students who have yet to finish have been given extended time to finish.  I don’t assess students on a book that they haven’t read.)

But some of them just faked it.

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I’m feeling a little defeated, but these anonymous, reflective surveys always help me refocus, and figure out how to support my students’ assigned reading.

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It’s been a really, really difficult year, and it’s only October.  
But I’ve also been blessed to teach some of the best kids I’ve ever known.

I’ve just got to keep climbing.

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One thought on “Students need in-class time to read.

  1. These are really interesting numbers and responses. Assigning reading as homework seems to be more about teaching study habits than developing sophisticated readers. Maybe that’s a worthwhile goal, but it’s usually not the primary target. If we want to be sure students have read something, it needs to happen in class.

    Thanks for this thoughtful post.

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