They’re at it again (or, rather, they’re NOT). Today, I ended up kicking nearly my ENTIRE film and lit class out of the room for not having done the reading.
*I told them a MONTH ago that they needed the book.
*The book in question is a Grisham novel; easy to read, compelling story, generally fun.
*The assignment asked for them to read 93 pages in four days (the assignment was given on a Thursday – we didn’t meet again until today).
*Of the 10 kids I kicked out of the room, only three of them actually HAD the book. Three claimed to have the book at home (“I forgot it…”) and the rest haven’t bothered to get the book at all.
The two kids who were left in the class had not only read the assignment, but couldn’t stop and read PAST where I told them they could have stopped. We had as lively a discussion about the book as we could (given that we were only three people). I gave them chocolate.