"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"You get to understand other people's perspectives and what they think."

Picture Book Month continues! 

The above answer was given by a fifth grader in response to this question, "What is the value of a shared reading experience?"

You can find more answers to this question as well as the question,"Why are picture books important?"

Check out their answers in this video...


  1. Love this, Jennifer! Have your kids tried the Margin Project? It lets them annotate in designated books (marked with a special bookplate) and then pass the book around to their friends/classmates (who add their own notes), so even though they're reading independently, it's still a shared experience. Kids use different colored pens, a symbol, or initials to show which comment belongs to which kid. I have more about it on my website: jenmalonewrites-dot-com, if you're interested:)

    1. Hi Jennifer, thank you reminding me of the Margin Project. We tried it last year, but with limited success. I was hoping to write a grant to get the books to begin a project, which I think would be better for my students. I will keep you posted!