HELP! The 2021 Reading River
Students, colleagues, readers, lend me your ears ...
If there's anything I like as much as reading or teaching literature, it's designing and producing resources, but I also like (and need) to 'destruct-test' them before they're 'released into the wild' ...
That's where YOU come in.
When I began my teacher training, one of the things we discussed, and were encouraged to do, was to keep a 'reading river', which I have done in various ways since. The main record is a couple of simple spreadsheets.
But as I've said in recent posts, I feel more driven to champion reading in 2021, and to make it easier to give recommendations - whilst at the same time mindful that the teaching life is a busy one, and I probably won't always have the time to produce the type of review I wrote for The State Counsellor. I also want something I can:
- print and display in my classroom;
- email out in response to the requests I get;
- set up as for a 'currently reading' sticky post; and
- post on Instagram
So here's the prototype, based on what I'm currently reading. Please let me know what you think! Specifically, how do the following work for you?
- dark background and colour scheme;
- the type of information provided (is anything missing?); and
- how easily understandable the icons and badges are
As I've got into the habit of doing recently, here's a PDF version, should you want one.