History is an important window for all students to view the world through. As a child, I learned about American history and ancient civilizations. I was not interested in history as a student until we began to learn about more contemporary events that occurred in the 20th century. As a fifth-grade teacher of social studies […]
We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our book collection would take over our lives and home. We have tried to control our book hoarding tendencies, but it’s a losing battle. […]
Read this very interest perspective on light reading and deep reading: http://qz.com/714987/what-you-read-matters-more-than-you-might-think/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&utm_source=Modern+Mrs+Darcy+Email+List&utm_campaign=4e0b2f02a9-Blog_Post_RSS_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4d660a8654-4e0b2f02a9-36676965
Last year, Jennifer Lund and I had the pleasure of doing a reading frenzy with Language Arts teacher Sean O’Connor and his students. The concept of a reading frenzy comes from teacher and speaker Nancy Steineke. The basic premise of the activity is to give students a series of texts, allow them to skim and […]
For those who love to read, reading is more that just about our brains and society, reading is magical. Reading opens our lives and shows us new worlds, new ideas, new ways of thinking.