Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The New York Times’ Summer Reading Challenge

Have you heard about The New York Times’ Summer Reading Challenge?

This is an attempt by the Times to promote reading of their own paper and also to encourage reading of more non-fiction and current events of the students’ choice and more discussion of the content.  This year, the Times will repeatedly ask students to post their thoughts (400 words or less) in response to the question “What interested you most in the Times this week?” They can comment upon an article, photo, podcast, graphic, etc. and the page for this week is here.
The Times cites rationale for this project in an earlier posting:  In “The Crush of Summer Homework,” last August by Professor of Education Elizabeth Birr Moje.

Linda Straube
Librarian, New Trier High School

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