I am joining Elisabeth from The Dirigible Plum in writing a Haiku-A-Day during the month of December.
Haiku-A-Day December Challenge #11: Break the Fake
Each of my high school classes begins with at least ten minutes of daily independent reading. Many of my sophomores are currently reading To Kill A Mockingbird as a requirement for their English Language Arts class. Although I encourage students to read a book that they like and want to read, I allow students to read books assigned from another class.
Yesterday, in between conferring with students in one of my literacy support class hours, I observed one of my students pretending to read To Kill a Mockingbird.
Yup, fake reading.
It is December and even after all of the book talks, conferring, and sincere conversations about the purpose of reading, fake reading still happens. This used to bother me a lot, but it just reminds me to not give up on my students.
Read about fake reading in my double Haiku below:
She giggles. Page turn
in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Book tilt. Pretend read.
Phone concealed inside
novel. Body shifts when I
walk by...break the fake.