Last year was the first year I really felt I made a difference in my students’ reading lives. They moved from being extremely reluctant readers to voracious readers between September and June. While I attribute this mostly to the outstanding class I had, I am very proud of the work I did to promote reading to them.
The most rewarding part of all that work? I have students emailing me this year, from the middle school, to recommend books to me! What an amazing feeling! And just today I received an email seeking some recommendations from me, and I was able to share book recommendations from one former student with another. How awesome is that? :)