Bringing Books to Life: The Whipping Boy
Too often in class we read a book to get to the end. Would you ever do that with reading you enjoy? No way! Rather than reading just to get to the end and take a test, bring reading alive for your students. Possibly my favorite book to teach all year is The Whipping Boy. You might not tackle this novel in your room, but maybe the ways we enjoy reading will inspire you to break out of the read-test-read-test pattern with your next story.