“ People are so desperate to raise test scores that we could well end up with a nation of kids who can pass tests but can neither read critically nor enjoy the act of reading itself.” P. DAVID PEARSON NEA TODAY, 2004
Before we start, close your eyes and take a moment to think back on…
A HAPPY MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE 10 YEARS OLD OR
A SAD MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE 11 YEARS OLD OR
AN EMBARRASSING MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE 12 YEARS OLD OR
A “TRAUMATIC” MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE 13-14 YEARS OLD
Now take a moment to share one of those memories with the person to your right or left…. How different were your memories from the person next to you? They may have been very different or there may have been some similarities.
There is no one template for the tween anymore than there is no one template for any other group.
So when I began to write a book about tweens and reading…. A TITLE SOME RESEARCH A LATE NIGHT INSPIRATION