From time to time, I get themes going. I may hit a bunch of English classes. Or all 10th grade classes. Last week, I did all special ed classes.
It was just kind of how things worked out.
One day of middle school English. One day of 9th and 10th grade English. And two days of classes for visually impaired students.
10th grade English is in their To Kill a Mockingbird unit. They were listening to the beginning of the book. (And the classroom speakers actually worked!)
I so enjoy that book. I looked forward to sitting back and listening to the story...
Yeah, not so much. One boy told me he knew the story already. He knew so much he could complete the assigned worksheet without having to listen. (It was a page where they were to describe each of the characters.)
Fine, then. Go ahead and do it.
Nope. He and his neighbors were in play mode. I hovered. I moved students. They stayed mostly quiet, but they were definitely not paying attention.
The boy told me his worksheet was done. Funny, I saw him put away a blank worksheet. So, I told him to pull it out and show me. Which he refused to do.
At least the 9th graders were really into their book. The Outsiders.
The next day I was in the visually impaired class. One of the students in the 10th grade English class is blind, so her aide was there the next day. She told me that they were no longer listening to the book. They were required to read it on their own.
Well, it's not like they were listening, anyway.
What's your favorite school-assigned book? Do you enjoy listening to stories read, or do you prefer to read them on your own?
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