Notes from Middle School RLA Classrooms
Engaging creative way to present very valuable content for both teacher and student. Thank you for sharing!
Clever, engaging, fun . . . and begs to be discussed, particularly in light of the CCSS language regarding text complexity (have you read Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey's RIGOROUS READING?). Also, this would be interesting to align with Bonnie Campbell Hill's work on reading continuums, particularly because her focus was on readers and their behaviors. Also, I can't help but think about Teri Lesnese's READING LADDERS. All worth entering the conversation as we do our best to support readers' needs and tap into their interests. Hmmmm . . . what about nonfiction? Do the text bands line up with that? And . . . one more thing (can you tell I'm jazzed by the potential conversations here?) . . . where do newer books, particularly YA literature, fit on these bands? I notice THE HUNGER GAMES is listed but that looked like the most recent book on the list. Lots to talk about -- wish I was close enough to pull up and get that conversation started!