So, I set a goal for each of my students for our second grading period, based on what I've learned about their reading habits and readiness. All of them have a goal of between 3 and 40 books to read before March 1st (the end of the current grading period). I'm planning to ask them to share what they read through some kind of written journal, and I decided that I should model what I ask of them. So, I'm going to post what I've read here - or elsewhere - and point this out to them.
I just posted a review of Eleanor and Park. I hope to post many more. My goal is 45 books by March 1st. That's a pretty ambitious goal for me, during the school year. I'll have to work pretty hard to get there. But I think I can.