There are several of us from our school district attending the Michigan Reading Conference. We are dog tired. Need toothpicks to prop your eyes open tired. Silly tired. Complaining tired. “Why don’t they have automatic doors? ” I whined as we passed through each door. Our day began before 4:30 a.m. for most of us. The day before had ended after midnight. Tired. So I was very tempted to take a slice vacation. I asked Ruth, “I get three days, right? I can blog 28 days out of 31 days, right?” A slice vacation is like a personal day and I have three! I can post about this. I don’t have to take one now! I still have three personal slice vacation days!
2011 Michigan Reading Conference Bits and Pieces
From Dorothy Strickland on Common Core State Standards:
We don’t want robot teachers that don’t think.
As far as the process of adoption of CCSS, states must adopt the entire document but could add 15% more.
A concern for test prep is that it can become mindless practice and sends the message to student: I’m not smart.
Text complexity is not just readability (quantitative). McNamera and others have identified 60 different varables.
New Book purchase:
Spinster Goose by Lisa Wheeler