How Will You Live Your Life Differently? Part 1...

Feb 13, 2013 by

When your students finish reading a book, what is the next thing they are expected to do?  Take an AR quiz? Write a book report? Begin a new book?  Or do they stop to reflect on what they have just read? When I finish reading a book, whether it is memoir, historical fiction, or contemporary fiction, I like to think about this question:  “How will I live my life differently or think about the world differently as a result of reading this book?” This is a great thought-provoking question to ask at the end of a whole class read-aloud or during a conference with a reader who has recently finished a book. With the arrival of the Common Core State Standards during the past several years, there is a lot of discussion these days...

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