The SSR Handbook: Chapter 3 Pilot Program.

Chapter 1 and 2 of The SSR handbook by Pilgreen lays out the research centered around reading programs.  Chapter 3 switches gears and recounts a pilot program.  As Pilgreen began her pilot study she confirms on page 19 that the factors of "access to books, book appeal and encouragement were weak in her classroom.  She … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 3 Pilot Program.

Rufus Lutulentus – An introduction to Rome and characters of the Pisoverse.

Magister P's Pisoverse offers pages of Novice level reading with connected characters for beginning level Latin students.  Students experience sheltered vocabulary in each title with connected repetition between titles because characters make multiple appearances.  Rufus Lutulentus offers a simple introduction to the Pisoverse. The story begins with an introduction to the character Rufus, a young … Continue reading Rufus Lutulentus – An introduction to Rome and characters of the Pisoverse.

The SSR Handbook: Chapter 2 – Eight Factors for SSR success. Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Find reviews of more must read books at the must read book page.  This review focuses on chapter 2 of Janice Pilgreen's The SSR Handbook.  This title is a must have to guide the work of any reading program, whether your focus is Self Directed Reading (SDR), Free Volunteer Reading (FVR), Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 2 – Eight Factors for SSR success. Don’t reinvent the wheel.

The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

We become what we read.  The SSR Handbook is a title that has guided my teacher persona over the last year.  This review is the first of a series which you can find on the books that leave an impression page. The SSR Handbook by Janice L. Pilgreen is a must own resource for any … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

August: Time to harvest Sunday night energy.

For me, most of August is still summer break.  But back to school posts start to creep into my feed and, at least initially, there is a feeling of an extended Sunday night looming over each day.  If I'm not careful, anxiety over plans for tomorrow take over my time today.  It's not fair to … Continue reading August: Time to harvest Sunday night energy.

Iter Mirabile Dennis et Debrae: The ancient world meets modern in an intermediate level story.

For some reason my students do not often read Iter Mirabile Dennis et Debrae.  One of my goals next year with SDR (Self Directed Reading) is to do a better job of introducing and highlighting the Latin titles which are now in our library.  The story line seems compelling to me as both Dennis and … Continue reading Iter Mirabile Dennis et Debrae: The ancient world meets modern in an intermediate level story.

Iter Icari: Classical Mythology in Miami.

As I continue to update my self directed reading page I'm amazed at how many titles available to us to build libraries for students.  Iter Icari is a must have title that weaves Greek mythology into a modern setting. Iter Icarus is a great story line for a student who is firmly at Novice High … Continue reading Iter Icari: Classical Mythology in Miami.