This is such a noteworthy post! Mark Ahlness writes aboutÂ SSR – “sustained silent reading” with a 2.0 twist.Â He has his kids reading blogs. He has turned them loose on blogs – to read. Mark points out that he will probably not do this every day as there is still value in cuddling up with a book. But he goes on to note that by the time they grow up their reading preferences will be worlds away from where he and his students are now.
This statement by Mark jumped out at me “So much is made of young kids creating content, that I think it’s real easy to overlook the positive aspects of young kids consuming content – created by their peers – and who knows who else?” Mark gives usÂ much to think about! He is doing some remarkable work with his third greaders.