Monday, September 16, 2013

Are Book Reports a Thing of the Past??

Well school started here this week.  My 5th grader came home and told me all about his new teacher and what is to be expected.  They will be doing one book report per quarter.  Four all year???  We used to do one a month.

Here's where I go on a rant.  Not only have the cut the number of book reports that are required, but they are not really "reports" anymore either.  He has a list of options that will be accepted.  The list includes a mobile, a diorama, etc.  The kids don't really have to even read the book to complete these projects.  What ever happened to writing a summary??

Do your children do "real" book reports at school?  I would love to hear....

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