August 24, 2009
No More Rating Scale
After some thought I have decided to do away with my rating/grading scale. I am reviewing books first and foremost for my students. Never in class when I've done book reviews have I given a book a rating or grade. I've always just talked about what was good about the book and why they might or might not want to read it. I think I'll stick with that here. I fear that giving a book a grade will cause a student to not read it simply because they don't want to read a book given a C or something. To me that would be the worst thing that could happen! My main goal is to get kids reading. Anything else is icing on the cake.