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About meI am a High School Librarian in an urban high school in the Boston area.

About my libraryThe purpose of my library is to collect young adult literature I can recommend to high school students.

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I use a reader workshop model. The students are generally free to choose any book they want thought as the year goes by I push them to challenge themselves and move out of their comfort zone. Most choose books from my library though that is not a requirement. They keep a log of their reading in and out fo school (they are supposed to read at least thirty minutes per night. In addition they write a weekly reflection about their reading and I conference with them individually about once a week. My average student read 35 books last school year. They read about 35 minutes each day in class and then I spend the last 10 minutes or so introducing them to books they might find interesting. How is the master's going?
Thank you, I appreciate the kind words! I usually find that prize winners -- especially the Bookers and the Pulitzers -- are accurate markers of great contemporary literature, but The Road just didn't do it for me, as you read. I think us "haters" stay quiet because it's so universally praised, but I'm always glad to see I'm not alone!
I am so intrigued by your library situation! Since I launched I can't believe all the various unique school that I have come across. Would you consider writing a blog article for my site? Your perspective is unique and I'm sure there are lots of similar parents out there that would benifit from your perspective. As an example, I am working with a teacher now to write an article. He teaches at an all boys school of over 1,800, each class with over 40 kids. AAMAZINE perspective.

In any event, please send me a direct email if you are interested -

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