Thursday, 13 December 2012
A wonderful teaching moment.
I have lost track of the amount of times I've heard "I hate reading", or "oh no, it's reading!" or "this book is BORING!" or other variations of these phrases. Today I've been reading The Hunger Games with Year 10. We have been reading it since September, and today we reached the start of the games. When the bell went, we had just reached the part where Katniss is looking through her backpack and thinking about making camp for the first night. A cry went up of "Oh, you can't leave it there! Keep reading!" A wonderful experience. OK, The Hunger Games might not be Shakespeare; but for reading to be seen as something that is actually desirable is a step in the right direction.