Read for SAT Preparation. Or Listen to Another Great Reason from Will Smith

Greetings from the Crowsnest. Here is a great introduction to our pleasure reading assignment over Thanksgiving break. Please read a book—any book—over the Thanksgiving week. There are many reasons why pleasure reading is good for you as a student. Improving your SAT scores is just one. And there are many other great reasons to be a reader and prepare for the test of life!

The only requirement for this assignment is that you enjoy the book. So be sure to select a good book. Ask friends and family for suggestions. You can ask me or anyone at the library, too. This book can be any length–just get into it.  We’ll start writing small book reviews (5-7 sentences) on the first day back of winter term; we’ll then peer-edit them the next day before we post them to the blog. Again, my goal is that you enjoy your book and get interested in reading other books!  You can click on previous book reviews: https://digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com/category/book-reviews/ What better source of information to find a good book than your classmates!  We’ll use this as a guide: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/bookrev/read.htm

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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