Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Quietly Reading (or Not)
For all of last week, I covered an 11th grade English class. They're in the midst of reading The Catcher in the Rye.
Tuesday (or day 2) they had a quiz on the first 11 chapters of the novel. After they finished the quiz, they were to spend the rest of the period reading, either Catcher or a novel of their own choosing.
Oh, how they whined!
Much of the class had finished the quiz. And I was doing my usual continual shushing. Because they weren't reading. Like they were supposed to be. I stood over one boy...
"I'm sick of reading..."
Sick of reading? How does one get sick of reading? I can understand how one can get sick of reading the book you have in front of you, but there were other books to choose from.
Me: "You're telling this to someone who has been known to stay up until 4 AM because she can't bear to put down a book. I have no sympathy."
Because, if they had been reading quietly, like they were supposed to be doing, I totally could have pulled out a book of my own and been reading along with them. But nooooo. Nope, I had to pay attention and police them.
Oh, to have days where the only thing on the agenda is to read. Deep sigh.
Are you reading anything good at the moment? What is the latest you've ever stayed up because you couldn't put a book down? Or, do you agree with the student--you do get sick of reading?
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