How can we get middle graders to read? How can we get them to like reading? How can we get them downright excited about books and reading? Those questions are exactly what language arts teachers are asking themselves, experts on reading, and other teachers. “What works in your classroom”? is often heard in middle school among conversations in the faculty lounge.
More and more schools, literacy organizations like Imprint in Houston have begun to arrange author-events, book signings, book fairs with decorations, life-sized cardboard characters to take selfies with, and “take-offs” on adult book signings (but a lot more fun). In Brazoria County ComicCon gets the whole family involved in a family night at the local junior high. It is sponsored by the Brazoria County Library System, held in a local school, and a good time is guaranteed for all. Tie Ins with current family-approved movies (like Wonder) are…
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What if politicians were to pass laws that “encourage” people to open-carry …
Books – both print and eReaders
Food to share with those less fortunate
A library card
A voter registration card
Music, a song
A sense of homour
Compassion, mindfulness, joy, understanding, peace, and love
Tolerance and acceptance
Intellect and intelligence
What if our pockets, arms, minds – and our hearts – were filled to overflowing with all of these, so there was no room left for anything negative?
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