The Tempered Radical writes a post called Maybe Reading Isn’t Fun. It’s very articulate.
And it starts off, much as I would, insulted at the idea that reading isn’t fun.
A friend of mine who teaches in a high poverty school dropped me a really discouraging email today.
She told me that a training specialist assigned to her school had dropped in to one of their facultyâ€™s vertical articulation meetings to offer feedback on the schoolâ€™s attempts to integrate annotation into their reading instruction.
Her message was less than inspirational, though. Hereâ€™s the most disturbing quote:
“I tell kids this is not funâ€¦This is work, and most of the reading you’ll do in life will not be for fun.”
My first reaction was to load up the digital bazooka and blaze this woman.
Interesting ideas on annotating texts, too.