How Can Student Created Book Reviews Promote Reading?
This should be the post where I tell you about Troy High
, an intriguing and inventive novel which sets the Trojan War in a modern American high school. But I can't. I haven't read it. It hasn't stayed in my classroom library long enough!
The point is, word of mouth "sells" books, especially among middle and high school students. If peer recommendations are such powerful motivators, then we as teachers should take advantage of them, especially if they'll encourage our students to read.