Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reality Rocks in District 70

I'm so excited to get started with the Reality Rocks project. The Learning Center staff members in District #70 are leading the way in challenging all the students and staff members in the district to read a nonfiction book of their choice during March.

At Highland, students and staff will be able to track their participation, enter a raffle with each book they finish, and get their picture taken with the book that is read to be part of a digital slideshow.

Why are we doing this? Here are just a couple of the many reasons:

1. Effectively reading informational texts is an essential skill.

2. Reading an informational book (aka nonfiction) may lead to learning and be a satisfying reading experience!

3. Many students prefer reading nonfiction. This is an opportunity to encourage that habit.

4. Choosing what you want to learn about and then reading up on the topic IS self-directed learning.

I had a fun time this afternoon roaming the shelves and choosing some of the nonfiction books I'm going to read this month. I hope a lot of students and staff at Highland participate! Please leave a comment about the nonfiction book you choose to read.

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