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Subject: Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] books-on-tape

From: Englishteacher5@aol.com
Date: Sun Oct 07 2001 - 08:25:57 EDT


In a message dated 10/1/2001 1:25:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
KHammer101@aol.com writes:

> We must also keep in mind that not all students will be as passionate about
> literature as we are, and are only reading because they know they hafta.
> If by enlivening the senses, we can tap into how the disinterested student
> absorbs information, then perhaps we can engage them in the reading
> process.
>

This is a good point, Kris. My supervising teacher made a great comment
early on in my internship. We were discussing YA books and she was saying
that most of her kids said that they "hate" to read. She responds to that
with "If you don't like a particular TV show, you don't say you hate TV. You
just don't like to read because you haven't found the right channel yet." I
think that is a great way to make kids think differently about reading.
Michelle Burt

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