Particularly noteworthy is this teacher’s response to FedUpMom’s objection that reading logs make kids dislike reading:
So, when I said that it is NOT my job to instill a love of reading, I meant it. If you look at the California State Standards for English 8, it does not state that I’m to make kids love reading. My job is to teach them how to analyze literature in preparation for their high school and college English and Literature classes. Reading for escapism does NOT enter into that. The outside reading requirement, as defined by the state education board, is to increase fluency and proficiency. The state couldn’t care less if your child actually likes to read. I do my job because it’s what’s expected of me.
As a purely descriptive statement about the environment in which this teacher finds him- or herself, can anyone argue with that?
..How can I comment?