Babbling of an ordinary person about texts I am reading so I can actually remember WHAT I've read.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gender Vs. Genre
During Right-to-Read Week at our school, I am doing an independent novel study with my students. I introduced this idea (it makes me a little twitchy to relinquish this control) on Wednesday so they could start thinking about a book selection. I told students that any Newbery winner or honoree (of adequate length) was automatically accepted. Because I teach at a Catholic school, I told them that other books must be approved by me (for reading level and length) AND their parents (for content).
I proceeded class discussion talking about some possible books. One student raised his hand and said, "Awesome! So you mean we can pick a book of any gender?!?!"
I responded above the giggling sounds of the more astute students, "Yes--you may choose a book of any GENRE."
Gender. Genre. Who knew this would have been a vocabulary lesson?!?!