Saturday, February 12, 2011


I'm a frustrated librarian. Frustrated because there are so many books in my library that I want to read and I can't read them all as fast as I'd like. Frustrated because there are so many students who still think reading is a chore rather than a joy. Frustrated because some of the best intentions of some well meaning adults  hinder rather than help my crusade to get kids reading. They expect kids to read books that are too long and too hard. A lot of the kids haven't given their brains a reading workout in years. Books that are too long and too hard just frustrate them. They carry them around and maybe read the first chapter 20 times, but never finish the book. Better to start off with shorter easier books and build up. There's my two cents for today.

1 comment:

  1. I like your way better. You don't make an out of shape couch potato run a marathon in under 4 hours just because he's 26 and should be able to do it. Likewise an out of shape reader, shouldn't be expected to start off with "A Tale of Two Cities" just because it's at his/her grade level.