30 days of thankful 2020 – #28

The month is winding down and I still have so many thankful posts that could be written – that is a reason to be thankful right there!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to consider serving on the literature review committee at my old school**. They were looking for people to read and review books that teachers want to add to the reading lists. I am familiar with the process and with the school’s educational philosophy. I also do love to read. It seemed like a good fit so I said yes. The first book I was asked to read is Nickel Boys. I actually read this book when it first came out so it is a re-read for me. It is so interesting to read this book with a different lens. I liked this book (it is a hard subject but well written) but now I get to consider it using the teacher’s curriculum goals and standards. I am grateful to have a chance to practice reading better!

**Note: I was the administrator for the early education program but this is a PreK – grade 12 school. Most of the books I will be asked to read will be for grades 7-12 – just in case you were wondering.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

8 thoughts on “30 days of thankful 2020 – #28

  1. This sounds like such a great opportunity, and I’m really impressed that the school is considering teaching The Nickel Boys. I found it a troubling read as an adult, so it’ll certainly be good for a lot of discussion in a high school classroom.

  2. What a great opportunity to be connected! I admire the concept–and their intention to loop respected readers into the fold. (Yes, an interesting lens, for SURE! )

  3. Oh Juliann – so cool!! curious, is there a rubric? I listened to Sara (@fictionmatters) talk about her Aspenwords prize reading last week and it seems like having guidelines for what to look for would be helpful. Of course, only if the guidelines are ones you support!

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